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What Floats Your Boat?

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Clay's as good a material as any to build a boat, right? An introductory instructional activity sets the stage for two activities associated with buoyancy. The first involves building boats out of clay, while the second uses these boats...
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Determining Densities

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Don't be dense—use a robust resource. The second installment of a five-part Floaters and Sinkers unit has learners determine the densities of several objects. As part of the activity, they learn the displacement method for finding...
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Floaters and Sinkers

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Whatever floats your boat. Young engineers learn about density by measuring the masses and volumes of boxes filled with different materials. Using their knowledge of densities, they hypothesize whether objects with given densities will...
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Don't Be So Dense

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
An engating lesson relates mass and volume to better understand density. Young scientists explore and experiment with floating and sinking as well as density cubes. Then, they solve how to make a sinking item float.
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Virtual Lab: Alcohol Density Problem

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Assume the role of Canadian border control! The percent of alcohol and density of a solution are related. Young scholars use this fact to classify solutions by their alcohol content to determine if they meet Canadian import laws.
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Virtual Lab: Identifying an Unknown Liquid from its Density

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Mislabeled bottles can cause a dangerous situation! Young chemists design a method for determining the true contents of a solution in a virtual lab activity. Their study of density helps them identify the makeup of the solution.
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Virtual Lab: Identifying the Unknown Metal (Metals Density Problem)

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
A metal's density could be considered its fingerprint! A virtual lab activity has learners calculate the density of a sample of metal to make its identification. The simulation allows individuals to perform the measurements as if they...
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Virtual Lab: Cola and Sucrose Concentration Problem

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Recreate the secret Coca-Cola formula in a virtual lab. Young scholars create the solution and then calculate sucrose concentrations in terms of percent mass, molarity, molality, and mole fraction. Then using density, learners determine...
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Chicken Truck

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How did the chicken travel down the road? Given a picture of a chicken truck, class members brainstorm what information they need to determine the total number of chickens on the truck. Pupils research for the information and devise a...
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Can You Solve the Boat Puzzle?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Sometimes in physics, the logic is a little illogical. A video presentation shows how to use extreme cases to apply logic to physics stumpers. The examples pertain to displacement situations, but scholars can apply the concept to all...
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Can Gravity Push Something Up?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How does a hot air balloon fly? An experimental lesson has scholars build a balloon from a garbage bag and monitor the movement of air. As the temperature of the air in the balloon increases, gravity moves the denser cool air down,...
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Separating Mixtures: How We Concentrate Natural Materials

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
How do miners isolate the substance they're looking for from a big pile of rock? Through an insightful lab, science scholars learn how to use their observation skills to identify physical properties that scientists use to separate...
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Gimli Glider—Anecdotes for Chemistry Teachers

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What's the moral of this story? Units save lives! Teach measurement conversion through storytelling in a quick math-based lesson. Young scientists learn how one country's decision to swap from imperial to metric standard units caused an...
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Alloys

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What are alloys, and why do we use them? Through a series of interactive puzzles, scholars examine the components and uses of several common alloys. The accompanying teacher's resources provide support in using the lesson, printable...
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Buoyancy Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Need to demonstrate buoyancy to your class? Rise to the occasion with a video from Veritasium! The narrator demonstrates how a golf ball behaves in dish detergent and saltwater, then adds the detergent to the saltwater for a surprising...
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Density

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Do you know how to change the density of water? Show your class using a video that explains what density is and how to calculate it. Then, it goes into the units we use to measure density and how temperature impacts it. Finally, it...
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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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The Oceanographic Yo-yo

For Teachers 7th - 8th
How does chemistry help deep-sea explorers? Part four of a five-part series of lessons from aboard the Okeanos Explorer introduces middle school scientists to technologies used in ocean exploration. Groups work together to analyze data...
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What's a CTD?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Why are the properties of the water important when exploring the ocean? Young scientists discover the tools and technology used in deep sea exploration in the fourth installment in a five-part series. Groups work together to examine...
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Simulating Microgravity with Buoyancy

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How do astronauts know how to live and work in a weightless environment? It doesn't come naturally! Junior physicists conduct experiments to examine the link between buoyancy and microgravity. Each activity illustrates a different aspect...
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Will It Sink or Will It Float?

For Teachers 8th Standards
Giant boats float while blueberries sink, but why? Scholars learn the importance of density in this lesson. They work together to map their ideas, learn more about the topic, and adjust their knowledge maps. Then they complete a hands-on...
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Nature's Density Column

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Nature provides density columns in the polar regions that provides food for many animals. Young scientists build their own density columns with water in order to answer analysis questions. Through a slideshow presentation, scholars...
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STEM Camp—Water

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Is your class thirsty for STEM-aligned learning about Earth's most important molecule? Science scholars investigate the nature of water in a detailed unit. Pairs and individuals get the facts on water's peculiar properties, why living...
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Brown Dwarfs

For Students 6th - 12th
Not quite a star, not quite a planet ... what are brown dwarfs? Young astronomers learn the peculiarities of these heavenly bodies through a short video. The narrator explains the characteristics of brown dwarfs and the different types....