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Peanut Lab

Mr. Peanut Lab                                               Name __________________________ 

Part A: Close your eyes and choose ten different peanuts from the box at your table.

1st: Line up the peanuts from largest to smallest. The smallest will be #1 and the largest #10. In case of a tie, use your best judgment.

2nd: Cut out the strip of paper at the bottom of this page to create a ruler. All measurements need to be to the nearest millimeter. Record the data in the table.

 

Part B: Use the data from Part A to answer each question.

1. How do the middle measurements compare to the end measurements?

2. How many peanuts were:

Under 25 mm: ______ Between 25 and 40 mm: ______ More than 40 mm: _______

3. Suppose you are given 100 peanuts. In this new group, how many would you expect

to find with a length:

Under 25 mm? ______ Between 26 and 40 mm? ______ More than 41 mm? _______

When you are finished with this part, dump all of your peanuts back into the box!

 

#

Middle

Ends

Length

1

   

2

   

3

   

4

   

5

   

6

   

7

   

8

   

9

   

10

   
 

Part C: Choose your favorite peanut from the box on your table. Use the materials to get to know your peanut. Be specific in your description! DO NOT hurt or write on your peanut!

Describe your peanut: Draw a picture of your peanut:

Length = ________ mm

Middle = ________ mm

Ends = ________ mm

Mass = ________ g

Other:

Put your peanut back in the box and wait for your teacher’s directions!

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