Density

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Explore the concept of density within states of matter—gases, liquids, and solids—through a group experiment in which young scientists test objects' texture, color, weight, size, and ability to sink or float.    

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Bring in multiple examples of each state of matter for pupils to observe when time permits 
  • Record and display learners' predictions and review the list at the end of the lesson to guide the final discussion
  • Pose discussion questions on a classroom blog; encourage class members to use their comparison charts for reference, respond, and reply to their peers   
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource is the fourth of 10 in a series of matter lessons plans
  • Check the materials list for items specific to this lesson as each one differs from the next    
Pros

  • The lesson downloads as an editable document 
  • Includes additional states of matter activities 
Cons

  • None
Common Core