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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 3 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 61 Views 219 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 15 Views 159 Downloads
Changing the Density of an Object - Adding Material
For 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 5 Views 2 Downloads
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 4 Views 10 Downloads
New Review Calibrating Thermometers
Engage young scientists in the upper-elementary and middle school grades with this collection of simple experiments. Whether you're teaching about heat transfer, density, or potential energy this resource has a lab for you.
4th - 8th Science 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 6 Views 26 Downloads
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 51 Views 125 Downloads
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 20 Views 89 Downloads
Determining the Density of a Liquid
Learners 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 6 Views 31 Downloads
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 22 Views 17 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 28 Views 90 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 11 Views 4 Downloads
Comparing the Density of Liquids, Solids, and Gases
Students explore density. In this three states of matter lesson, students perform experiments with various liquids and solids to compare the relative densities and determine buoyancy. Students build an "ocean in a bottle."
3rd - 5th Science 18 Views 89 Downloads
Mystery Liquids: Linear Function
High schoolers determine the linear equations of the density of water and oil by collecting data on the mass of various volumes of each liquid. They construct scatter plots from the data and use these to write the linear equations for both liquids.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 66 Downloads
The Floating Egg Problem
This is the grown-up version of the classic "float an egg in salt water" experience, plus an experiment in soap making. High schoolers explore density, but more importantly, practice accuracy, precision, and the use of significant figures in the laboratory.
9th - 12th Science 26 Views 32 Downloads
Regular Coke vs. Diet Coke: Which is Denser?
Learners define the terms "mass," "volume," and "density." The relationship between these three terms is established. They observe the differences between Regular and Diet Coke. They develop an hypotheses about why a can of Regular Coke sinks and a can of Diet Coke floats.
7th - 12th Math 3 Views 23 Downloads
Moles Lab Activities
General chemistry class members engage in a mini-unit on mole conversions. Through nine lab activites with varying degrees of difficulty, they practice measuring mass and volume, molar calculations, and stoichiometry. Terrific teacher notes give tips for mentoring minors through the lessons.
9th - 12th Science 84 Views 194 Downloads
Learners predict when an object will float or sink based on comparison of density of the object to the density of the substance in which it is placed. The access a website and sketch the object in the first column of their table and then drag it to the scale to record its mass in the table.
9th Math 5 Views 41 Downloads