Indirect Measurement - Data Sheet

Student Data Table

Box number: ______________

Experiment

Observation

1.

Mass of the sealed box with the unknown object

 

 

2.

Mass of an empty shoe box

 

 

3.

Mass of the object (#1-#2)

 

 

4.

The unknown object moves lengthwise within the box.

 

 

5.

The unknown object moves crosswise within the box.

 

 

6.

The unknown object moves up and down within the box.

 

 

7.

The unknown object rolls within the box.

 

 

8.

The unknown object collides with other objects in the box.

 

 

9.

The unknown object is much smaller than the box.

 

 

10.

The unknown object is almost as big as the box.

 

 

11.

 

 

 

 

12.

 

 

 

 

Questions

1. From your data, what do you think the object in the box is? Explain in the space below why you think this.

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2. With your teacher's permission, you may open the box to look at the object. Was your conclusion in question 1 correct? If your conclusion was correct, explain which test or tests best allowed you to identify the object. If your conclusion was not correct, explain which test or tests made you conclude as you did.

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