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Names: Jessica, Ashley, Cassie, Kaitlin Section: 8-1


Objective: To use the process of displacement to obtain the data necessary to

solve the dilemma while modeling precision [and the lack of] in measurement.

- 1000 cm = 1000 ml

- 1 cm = 1 ml

- displacement = the process to measure the volume of solid objects based on the
amount of water that is displaced
- markers should be submerged with the cap side down
- volume with the marker - volume without the marker = volume of the marker
- equation for percent of error (accuracy): (me) measured value - actual value =
/actual value = x 100 = %
- record the percent of error to the nearest hundredth, use bold, and if the number
is negative use the absolute value of that number

Dilemma : Preparation is Key

Youre running out the door to catch the bus on the first day of school. You realize
that you dont have a dark blue marker and a light blue marker, two mandatory
items on the supplies list you got over the summer. Not wanting to miss the bus,
but also not wanting to go unprepared on the very first day, you wish you could
freeze this moment in time, so you could grab the two markers, but which two
markers would you grab? With your bag bursting at the seams, youd only have 45
cm left of space to fit the two markers in. Just like that, everything around you

stops, and you realize that your wildest freeze frame moment is now quick
which marker combinations could you fit?

Measurable Property: volume of irregular shaped solids

Materials: markers, water for measurement

Equipment: graduated cylinders of various sizes, beaker for water, droppers, glass
stirring rod

Terms to include: meniscus, eye level, graduated, calibrated, volume,


Images: Precision in procedural steps [include in photo collection below]

Additional Documentation: A table for data collection [as seen below]

Image of Volume by displacement [cm ] 3

Actual Value % of error
marker show equation for work [cm ]
show equation
TBP for work

47ml-25ml=22cm 3
22cm 3
=0 x 100


88.5ml-60 ml=28.5cm 3
29cm 3
= -0.5/29
= -0.01724 x 100


90.5ml-80 ml=10.5cm 3
11cm 3
= -0.5/11
=-0.045 x 100
= -4.54

91 ml-70ml=21cm 3
22cm 3
= -0.0(45)
= -0.0(45) x 100
= -4.55


Photo Collection
No-No (Bad Precision) Photos
This shows bad precisions because the glass stirrer is in the water.

This shows bad precision because there is not enough water to cover the entire

Dilemma Solutions / Possible Combinations