Math and Science Activities from Jefferson Lab
Cold Stuff

Math 6.2 Number and Number Sense

- by comparing the temperature within containers filled with various insulators

Math 6.18 Probability and Statistics

- by interpreting data using graphical methods (line graph and chart)

Science 6.1 Plan and Conduct Investigations

- by making observations involving fine discrimination between similar objects

- by developing a multiple attributes classification system

- by identifying differences in descriptions and the construction of working definitions

- by recording precise and approximate measurements

- by stating hypotheses in a way that identifies the independent and dependent variables

- by devising methods to test the validity of predictions and inferences

- by manipulating one variable over time with repeated trials

- by collecting, recording and analyzing data using appropriate metric measures

- by organizing and communicating data through graphical representations

Science 6.2 Demonstrate Scientific Reasoning and Logic

- by investigating ideas by asking for and actively seeking information

- by analyzing alternative scientific explanations

LS.1 Plan and Conduct Investigations

- by organizing data into tables showing repeated trials and means

- by defining variables

- by using SI (metric) units

- by establishing criteria for evaluating a prediction

- by identifying sources of experimental error

- by identifying independent variables, dependent variables and constants

- by controlling variables with repeated trials to test the hypotheses

- by constructing, interpreting and using continuous line graphs to make predictions

- by evaluating and defending interpretations from the same set of data

PS.1 Plan and Conduct Investigations

- by accurately measuring and reporting data using SI (metric) units

- by using thermometers to gather data

- by recording and interpreting data from line graphs

- by identifying independent and dependent variables, constants, controls and repeated trials

- by making valid conclusions after analyzing data

C/T8.1 Communicate Through Application Software

- by communicating through application software with spreadsheets by entering and analyzing data, and creating graphs and charts to visually represent data