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How Dense is Salt Water?
Young schoolers explore the concept of linear regression. They determine the mass and density of salt water. Pupils add salt to water and record the density as salinity increases, and perform a linear regression on the data to model the data with a linear function.
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Changing the Density of an Object - Adding Material
In this sixth of seven activities revolving around the concept of density, physical science fans figure out if anything can be done to change the density of an object. Demonstrate by placing a can of regular and a can of diet soda into a tub of water and having them discuss why they behave differently.
3rd - 8th Science
Introduce your budding scientists to density with this vibrant slideshow. The artwork included helps learners to vizualize the property of density, and practice activities are included to teach how to calculate density values. There is a section of slides that touches on carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide that you may want to skip over.
6th - 10th Science
New Review Relationships Between Formal Measurement Units: Measure and Record Mass in Kilograms and Grams
Teach the masses about the metric system with this hands-on measurement lesson. Given a fruit or vegetable, learners estimate, measure, and convert its mass using the metric units gram and kilogram.
3rd - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Our Solar System - Comparing Planetary Travel Distances
NASA presents a mini-unit on distances in our solar system. It incorporates scientific concepts of gravity, mass, density, and payload while your aspiring astronauts also employ mathematics skills. They calculate speed, they determine ratios and proportions, and they compare fractions, decimals, and percentages.
7th - 8th Math
Give your physics class a solid understanding of solids with this splendid set of slides! They will learn the difference between crystalline and amorphous structure, understand the properties of density and elasticity, and be able to perform computations regarding tension and compression.
9th - 12th Science
Deep Impact Comet Encounter
Physics apprentices analyze the impact of NASA's Impactor as it collided with the comet Tempel 1 in July of 2005. They calculate the mass and speed of the comet, along with the distance it might drift off of its orbit over time. This worksheet is a fascinating problem solving exercise that you can assign to your physics learners as an enrichment when studying velocity.
9th - 12th Science
Using a graduated cylinder and triple beam balance, middle schoolers measure the volume and mass of four different liquids. They use the values to compute densities. In a separate activity, they experiment with Cartesian divers and learn how pressure affects density.
6th - 12th Science
Elementary and middle school physical science learners explore density in a hands-on lesson. They measure the mass and calculate the volume of different metal and wood blocks. From these two values, they compute the density for each. This is a classic lab activity, important for all of the branches of science.
4th - 7th Science
Determining the Density of a Liquid
Students find the density of diet soda and regular soda. In this density lesson plan, students measure the mass of a graduated cylinder with 10 different volumes of each soda. They find the mass of the liquid alone and use the volume to find the density of each liquid.
8th - 10th Science
Three simple activities kick off a unit investigation of density. Your physical scientists make observations on the volume and mass of wood, water, and rocks, and make comparisons. Though this is written for grades three through eight, it is probably best used with upper-elementary learners.
3rd - 8th Science
New Review Physics Skill and Practice Worksheets
Stop wasting energy searching for physics resources, this comprehensive collection of worksheets has you covered. Starting with introductions to the scientific method, dimensional analysis, and graphing data, these skills practice exercises go on to explore all of the key concepts in math and science that are covered in a high school physics class.
9th - Higher Ed Math CCSS: Adaptable
Study Jams! Properties of Matter
Does matter really matter? Properties of matter are discussed by Sam and RJ: mass, volume, and density. They differentiate between mass and weight. They explain how to measure these properties. Make sure to teach your class about other properties of matter such as shape, color, and texture, and then follow this video with one on the difference between physical and chemical properties.
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Seven Layer Density Science
The densities of a variety of liquids are demonstrated in this simple, yet effective experiment. Liquids such as honey, dish soap, cooking oil, water, rubbing alcohol, and corn syrup are put on top of one another in a large beaker, creating seven distinct layers of liquids.
3 mins 4th - 8th Science