2 Read A-32 Problem: How do you measure volume of a solid object? Hypothesis/Initial Thoughts:
3 Unit A Vocabulary Metric System The measuring system used by scientists and most countries other than the U.S. and United Kingdom
4 Unit A Vocabulary Volume The amount of space a material takes up mL or cm31 mL = 1 cm3
5 Unit A Vocabulary Water Displacement The amount or water that is moved (displaced).This determines the volume of the object that caused the water to be moved.
6 How would you arrange these objects from the least to the greatest volume? Discuss with your group.
7 Units of Measure copy this into your notebook Common Metric UnitBasic Unit in SILengthcentimeter (cm)meter (m) = 100 cmkilometer (km) = 1000 mmeterMassgram (g)kilogram (kg) = 1000 gkilogramVolumemilliliter (mL) (1 mL = 1 cm3)liter (L) = 1000 mLcubic centimeter (cm3)cubic meter (m3)cubic meterBase Unit
8 Reading a Graduated Cylinder Make sure it is on a flat surfaceBring your eye down to the same level of the fluid’s surface.Read the lowest point of the meniscus (the liquid’s curve)Estimate the volume in mL if it falls between marks.
9 Reading a Metric Ruler Find cm and mm lines. Make sure you are starting the measurement on the Zero line.Estimate the length if it falls between marks.Make sure your units are correct (cm or mL).
10 Significant FiguresDepends on the level of accuracy of the measuring toolConsists of all digits know with certainty, plus one final digit
11 Measuring Length Worksheet DCBUsing the ruler provided:15 cm0.1 cmThe length of the pencil is:10.5 cm14.1 cm10.0 cm10.9 cm9.2 cm
12 Measuring Volume Worksheet CAFor the 50-mL graduated cylinder:50 mL4 mL0.5 mLThe amount of liquid in the containers is:15 mL18 mL21 mL31 mL48 mL
13 Two Methods to Determine Volume There are two methods to determine the volume of a solid object.You will learn both methods.Then will use your judgment to decide which method is the most appropriate to use for measuring particular objects.
14 Procedure: Remove and observe the six objects from the cup Predict the order of the objects from least to greatest volume. Record prediction.Watch teacher demonstration of how to measure the volume of an object using two methods:Measurement and calculationWater displacement
15 Prediction: Which object has the greatest volume? Put a number under each object, ordering them from LEAST (1) to GREATEST (3)v = l w h or s3v = l whv = πr2hr = ½ dYour calculated value cannot be more precise than the least precise measurement
16 Method 1: Measurement and Calculation Only works for objects that have regular shapesMeasure and calculate using the appropriate formulaExample: Measure the dimensions of the lt. gray cubel = 2.5 cmw = 2.5 cmh = 2.5 cmv = l whv = 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm x 2.5 cmv = cm3v = 15.6 cm3Appropriate formulaMost precise measurement is tenthstenths
17 Object Method Used Meas. Formula & Calc. Volume Light gray bar Displ. Dark gray barLight gray cubeL = 2.5 cmw = 2.5 cmh = 2.5 cmv = 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm x 2.5 cmv = 15.6 cm3Dark gray cubeLight gray cylinderDark gray cylinderYour choice
18 Method 2: Water-Displacement How much do you think the water will rise when the light gray bar is put in it?Use a pipette to add or remove water so you can start with a convenient initial volume.Irregular objects cannot be measured, so you must use water-displacement.Volume = Final Volume - Initial Volumev = vf – vi (units are mL)vi = 30 mL ,v = 37.5 mL – 30 mLv = 7.5 mLvf = 37.5 mL
20 4. Divide objects into two sets, one dark grey & one light gray 4. Divide objects into two sets, one dark grey & one light gray. Each pair begins with one set.5. Determine which method is best for determining the volume. Use both methods for lt. gray cylinder & lt. gray bar.6. Determine volume of each and record data in your table.7. Exchange object sets and repeat steps 5 & 6.8. Compare your results with the other pair in your group. Repeat anything you think is inaccurate.9. Base on you data, list the objects from least to greatest volume. Record in notebook.
21 DiscussionWere there any differences in your results for the volumes of the different objects?What do you think caused them?Error in measurements (reading the ruler or graduated cylinder incorrectly)Calculation errorsFinal RankingsWhich was more accurate?Measurement and calculation because you did not have to round as closely.Water Displacement is best for irregular objects