Student Exploration: Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Vocabulary: controlled experiment, hypothesis, variable
Prior Knowledge Question (Do this BEFORE using the Gizmo.)
Johnny likes to watch the birds that visit his birdfeeder. His f
Vocabulary: Triple Beam Balance
Fulcrum the pivot point of a lever.
Lever a simple machine made of a stiff beam that pivots on a fulcrum.
The farther an object is from the fulcrum, the greater the downward force on the
Because of this
Vocabulary: Measuring Volume
Cubic centimeter a unit of volume equal to the volume of a cube that measures 1
centimeter on each edge.
The symbol for cubic centimeters is cm3 or cc.
One cubic centimeter is the same volume as 1 milliliter.
Vocabulary: Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Controlled experiment an experiment in which only one variable is changed at a time.
Generally, in a controlled experiment, all conditions are kept the same except for
the variable being test
Student Exploration: Triple Beam Balance
Vocabulary: fulcrum, lever, mass, rider, triple beam balance
Prior Knowledge Questions (Do these BEFORE using the Gizmo.)
1. A lever is a long beam that is set on a pointed fulcrum. A heavy rock is