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Density (Liquids)

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. 

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Resource Details

6th - 12th
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
3 days
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Scientific Equipment
Included Materials
  • Activity Sheet 1: What are the Densities of 4 Different Liquids?
  • Activity Sheet 2: How Does a Cartesian Diver Both Float and Sink?
  • Discussion Sheet 1: How Do the 4 Different Liquids Separate?
  • Activity
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