Illuminations: Water, Water

Students compare the amount of water they use in daily life with the amount allotted for each person each day on a Space Shuttle.

Within this context, students estimate and measure the weight of, and amount of space occupied by, a gallon of water. They collect, organize, graph, analyze, and interpret data from their investigations. The activities in this lesson are designed to span 2‑3 class periods.


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International Space Station & Research in Space
Data, Graphing & Statistics, Estimating & Rounding, Measurement & Time
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