Why do some large objects float while other tiny objects sink? Simulation relates mass and volume to density. After repeated measurements with known substances, scholars must identify a mystery substance by calculating its density.

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CCSS: Adaptable

Instructional Ideas

  • Use density blocks to demonstrate the same concepts for learners who need more hands-on than the simulation provides
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires Windows XP or later, Mac OS 10.5 or later, or Linux Flash 9 or later
  • Pupils could work individually or in small groups to complete this simulation

  • Includes many teacher-developed activities, lessons, and ideas that utilize the simulation
  • Provides translation into 41 different languages

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