Density

A short video introduces the triangle that illustrates how to find any value given the other two in the density formula. Class members use the triangle to work several problems to find the mass, volume, or density of an object.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Work with the science teacher to determine how they use density in science
  • Go through the manipulations of the equations to solve for each of the different variables
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should be comfortable working with units
Pros

  • Shows the three different equations derived from the density formula
  • Includes application problems
Cons

  • None
NGSS