Nightingale Middle School

M.A.D. Science Club


Competition #1/ Experiment #1 Do all scales give the same mass


To all elite scientists, welcome to M.A.D. (Manipulating Advanced Differentiated) Science. You are a special selected group of top elite scientists that were chosen to join the M.A.D. Science club. You are the cream of the crop. In M.A.D. Science club you will be doing work that is beyond what most middle schools and high schools can provide. You will be working almost at a college level scientific works. At the end of all the competitions you will be well prepared to handle what high school science can throw at you.

Your first competition "Do all scales give the same mass?", starts on the second week of meetings. You will be working in teams of two, one person will be strong in math, while the other person is strong in english. Each team will be given a cell phone to measure the mass using several double beamed balanced. All the double beamed balanced are same models. Each teams task are to determine whether or not these double beamed balanced would give the same results. The first three teams that have the results closest to the actual mass of the cell phone will win, obviously the rest of the remaining teams will have to clean. Good luck!

I. Objective: To determine...

II. Research (50 words):

III. Hypothesis:

IV. Materials:

V. Procedure:

VI. Variable:

VII. Data:

VIII. Graphs:

IX. Results and Calculations:

X. Conclusion:

XI. Applications (How do you apply your results to real world? And who would be benefited from your findings? 50 words):

XII. How do you like this competition?


Competition#2 What are the unknown objects?


Memo to the elite scientists. We just finished competition #1, I would like to welcome you to our second competition, "what are the unknown objects?" In this competition you are given five unknown objects to determine. The first three objects are: cylindrical solid, prism, and a cube. The last two are mystery objects. Your tasks are to determine what these 5 objects are made of. You need to apply the concepts that you have learned in science to solve the problem. You only have one week to complete the task. The team that has the most accurate answers will win. The winning team will also be invited to a pizza party. As usual, the losing team will have to clean.

I. Objective

II. Research

III. Hypothesis

IV. Materials

V. Procedure

VI. Variables

VII. Data

VIII. Graphs

IX. Results and calculations

X. Conclusion

XI. Applications