Measuring Monarch Caterpillars
Scientists concentrate on getting accurate data.
Such evidence is obtained by observations and measurements taken
in situations like natural settings.
Print the answer sheet
or number down a sheet of paper.
Carefully observe each photo.
Write the length or width using the correct unit of measure.
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| Caterpillar 2 | Caterpillar
3 | Caterpillar 4
| Caterpillar 6 | Caterpillar
7 | Caterpillar 8
| Caterpillar 10 | Caterpillar
11 | Caterpillar 11 large view
| Caterpillar 13 | Caterpillar
14 | Caterpillar 15
Find the mean length. (Help from Math Dude)
One leaf cannot be accurately measured - make note
of that on your worksheet.
Leaf 1 | Leaf
2 | Leaf 3 | Leaf
4 | Leaf 5 | Leaf
6 | Leaf 7 | Leaf
Leaf 9 | Leaf
Calculating the surface area of milkweed leaf
| Measuring - estimation of length | Collecting Data
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Pennsylvania Science Anchors
S.A.2. Processes, Procedures, and Tools of Scientific Investigations
S.A.3. Systems, Models, and Patterns
Variables | Scientific Process | Watering Milkweed Spreadsheet
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"People can often learn about things around them by just observing those things carefully, but sometimes they can learn more by doing something to the things and noting what happens. Describing things as accurately as possible is important in science because it enables people to compare their observations with those of others.
Tools such as thermometers, magnifiers, rulers, or balances often give more information about things than can be obtained by just observing things without their help." Science NetLinks Benchmark 1- Nature of science - How science works