Science Tools Created by Ms. C. Valdez with information from Scott Foresman Science- 3rd Grade
To protect your eyes • To measure temperature. Usually have both Fahrenheit and Celsius scales.
To help you see things that are far away, such as stars and planets • Make far-away objects appear larger, so you can see more detail
Doesn’t enlarge things as much as a microscope does, but it is easier to carry. • Uses several lenses to make objects appear much larger, so you can see more detail
Can be used to measure mass • To measure length and distance
Can be used to test if an object is made of certain materials such as iron • Can be used to measure volume, or the amount of space an object takes up
Can be used to figure out amounts quickly • Used in many ways by scientists, especially for collecting, recording, and analyzing data
Talk into it to record information you want to remember and play back later • Used for measuring time
Used by scientists who study living things to collect them without hurting them. • Pictures are taken to record what something looks like and can be used later to compare to other pictures of the object to show how something has changed.
Follow-Up 1. What tools could you use to help you remember details of science activities? __________________________________ 2. What tool would you use to measure the mass of a soil sample? ______________________________________ 3. What tool would you use if you wanted to observe craters on the Moon? ______________________________________ 4. What tool would you use if you wanted to find the length of something small? _________________________________ 5. What suggestions would you give to someone using a net? ________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________
Science Tools List • Safety goggles • Clocks and stopwatches • Microscope • Computer • Camera • Ruler and meter stick • Voice recorder • Hand lens • Net • Calculator • Thermometer • Magnet • Telescope • Graduated cylinder • Balance • Binoculars