Floaters and Sinkers

Middle and high schoolers are introduced to the important concept of density. They devise methods to determine the densities of solid objects, including the method of water displacement to determine volumes of irregularly-shaped objects. By comparing densities of various solids to the density of water, students discover that ordinarily, objects with densities greater than water will sink, while those with densities less than water will float.

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7th - 9th
Arithmetic & Pre-Algebra
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Lesson Plans
3 hrs
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
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