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Using Density to Identify Metals

Students learn how to measure the density of metals. In this density of metals lesson plan, students measure the density of various metals in order to determine what metals were substituted in a king's crown, scepter, breast plate and sword. They measure mass and volume and calculate the density of each metal. They compare their calculations to the actual values of density for each metal.

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6th - 8th
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Inquiry-Based Learning
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