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Density

For Teachers 9th
Learners predict when an object will float or sink based on comparison of density of the object to the density of the substance in which it is placed. The access a website and sketch the object in the first column of their table and then...
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WS 1.7 Density /Archimedes Principle

For Students 7th - 10th
Archimedes' principle is practiced as chemistry learners practice computing the density of different gases, liquids, and solids. Using a chart of standard densities, they also identify unknown materials by similar calculations. Fifteen...
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Density Dynamics

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students set up working models demonstrating lake turnover and the formation of deep water masses in the oceans.
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Determining the Molar Mass of a Gas

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students determine the molar mass of a gas. For this molar mass of a gas lesson plan, students use the vapor density of an organic solvent to determine its molar mass. They vaporize the solvent and collect the vapor. Once it is cooled...
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Investigating the Effect of Salinity on the Density and Stability of Water

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Water with varying amounts of dissolved salt are dyed and then used to compare densities. The objective is to discover the effect of salinity, and therefore density, on ocean water on the stability of the ocean. Many branches of science...
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Introduction to Density

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Seventh grade scientists weigh in on the concept of density. In a nutshell, they participate in the following activities: Measurement of the mass and volume of fruit in order to compare densities Measurement of the mass of oil and water...
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Density

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Will the block float? Pupils take measurements to calculate the volume of various blocks of different materials. Using a scale, they determine the mass of each block and then calculate their densities. Scholars finish by ranking the...
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Density Column Lab - Part 1

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Mass and density — aren't they the same thing? This activity has groups use balance beams and water displacement to measure several objects. The pupils use the measurements to calculate the density of the objects. 
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Mass and Volume

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Don't be so dense that light bends around you; study the relationship between mass and volume instead. Young chemists measure the density of a variety of liquids and solids. A reading passage and analysis questions introduce pupils to...
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Determination of the Density of Solids

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils use a eureka can or measuring cylinder to determine the density of an irregular solid in the eighth instructional activity in a series of 11. They measure the mass and volume in order to properly calculate the density through...
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Low Mass Stars

For Students 6th - 12th
What happens when stars run out of fuel? Pupils learn the incredible sequence of events that occur as a star nears its end. The video compares and contrasts the events in low- and high-mass stars, detailing the cycle of fusion, energy...
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Galileo's Thermometer: Measuring the Density of Various Unknown Liquids

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Sprouting scientists explore the concept of density by making mass and volume measurements for five different liquids. From these measurements, they calculate densities. They apply their learning to explain Galileo's thermometer works...
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A Lesson on Density and/or Pressure

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Possibly written by an education student, this plan involves six classic demonstrations that can be used to teach middle schoolers about density. It is not practical for teaching about pressure as the title denotes. Also, it claims that...
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Density: Sink and Float for Liquids

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
We don't think of liquids as floating typically, but a quick look at any oil spill tells a different story. Lesson explores various densities of liquids and why this fact is important. After observing the density variation, scholars...
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Weighing and Determining the Average Density of the Earth

For Students 11th
Some background information about density and Newton's Laws of gravitation and motion assist pupils in the following experiment. The procedure will help them further their understanding of gravity, pendulums, and a drop-ball experiment....
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Density of Liquids

For Students 8th - 9th
Starting with a guide to finding the density of water using a graduating cylinder, this lab sheet also provides the steps for an unknown liquid sample.  The steps for the calculations are given and pupils are expected to design their own...
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Our Solar System - Comparing Planetary Travel Distances

For Teachers 7th - 8th
NASA presents a mini-unit on distances in our solar system. It incorporates scientific concepts of gravity, mass, density, and payload while your aspiring astronauts also employ mathematics skills. They calculate speed, they determine...
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Temperature, Salinity and Water Density

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The difference between sinking and floating may be a little salt. Young experimenters analyze the effect of salt and temperature on the density of water. They use their results to predict the effect of climate change on ocean ecosystems.
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Density Column

For Teachers 6th - 12th
It may sink or float—and classes will know why! A hands-on activity has learners experiment with different liquids of varying densities by creating a colorful density column. They connect the mass and volume of the liquid to its tendency...
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SI Units and Density

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists use SI units as a common language. Expose learners to the basic measures and prefixes with a video lesson. The instructor presents these concepts as well as introduces density calculations as a way to combine units.
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Density

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Density compares the mass of an object to its volume. This definition, along with the mathematical equation for density are taught at the opening of this series of slides. The rest of the presentation teaches beginning scientists how to...
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Study Jams! Properties of Matter

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Does matter really matter? Properties of matter are discussed by Sam and RJ: mass, volume, and density. They differentiate between mass and weight. They explain how to measure these properties. Make sure to teach your class about other...
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Density

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Most scholars associate density with floating, but how do scientists determine the exact density of an unknown liquid? The third lesson in a seven-part series challenges scholars to find the mass and volume of two unknown liquids. Each...
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Density Lab

For Teachers 10th - 11th
In this density lab sheet, students identify analytic measurements, experimental technique, and problem solving, in determining measurements. Then they write a lab report that includes their methods, results, and discussion of the...

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