# Measuring Mass Lab: 50 points possible

```Name: __________________________________
Period: ________________ Score : __________
Measuring Mass Lab: 50 points possible
Investigative Question: How can I use a triple beam balance to measure mass?
Task 1: (15 pts) Draw a triple beam balance in the space below. Use the triple beam balance that it is at your
table as a guide.
Label the following parts on your drawing:
Pan
Task 2: (20 pts) Below is a list of objects that you must measure the mass. Measure the mass of the objects
listed in the table below. Record the mass with the correct units.
OBJECT
Pencil
Notebook
Block
Rock
Glue
Cup
Crayons
Penny
Marble
Mass (g)
Task 3: (15 pts) Now you are an expert on how to measure mass! Imagine that you are trying to explain to
the 6th graders how to use a triple beam balance to measure mass. Describe using step-by-step procedures
how to use a triple beam balance to measure mass. Use the space below.
Task 4: (5 Bonus points) CHALLENGE: Bring me 15g salt. You must use the cups available to measure it out.
DO NOT pour salt onto the pan. When/if you get the challenge, I will initial so you earn the 5 points.
Teacher Initials: ________ +5
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