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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 37 Views 196 Downloads
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 11 Views 155 Downloads
Determining Liquid Densities
Students practice determining liquid densities in a short, hands-on lab activity. Students use a graduated cylinder to measure out 100 milliliters of a liquid, find its mass using a balance, and record measurements in a data table. Students use mass and volume measurements to calculate the density of their liquid.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 21 Downloads
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 3 Views 1 Download
Using a Spreadsheet to Understand Density
Students use density to identify what metal a gold colored weight is made of. They use a spreadsheet to graph the experimental density of common metals and compare the know densities to their calculated density of the known metal.
8th - 12th Science 3 Views 20 Downloads
New Review 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 3 Views 0 Downloads
New Review Defining Density
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 11 Views 7 Downloads
Weighing and Determining the Average Density of the Earth
Some background information about density and Newton's Laws of gravitation and motion assist pupils in the following experiment. The procedure will help them further their understanding of gravity, pendulums, and a drop-ball experiment. There are 13 questions to guide them, along with the 3 charts for data collection.
11th Science 3 Views 29 Downloads
This sequence of slides is a fabulous introduction to the concept of density as it relates to mass, volume, physical impact, and interpretation. Various examples are given and your class will find the charts and procedures helpful in laboratory situations.
6th - 9th Science 21 Views 84 Downloads
Density of Liquids
Starting with a guide to finding the density of water using a graduating cylinder, this lab sheet also provides the steps for an unknown liquid sample. The steps for the calculations are given and pupils are expected to design their own experiment and write a formal lab report.
8th - 9th Science 18 Views 162 Downloads
Introduction to Density
Seventh grade scientists weigh in on the concept of density. In a nutshell, they participate in the following activities:
- Measurement of the mass and volume of fruit in order to compare densities
- Measurement of the mass of oil and water in order to compare densities
6th - 8th Science 6 Views 6 Downloads
Comparing The Density of Liquids, Solids, And Gases
Students compare the relative densities of different liquids, first by layering them on top of each other, and then by weighing equal amounts of the liquids. They explore the density of air versus the density of water.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 11 Views 58 Downloads