Lesson Plan

Comparing the Density of Different Liquids

Learners will like making a liquid layer cake to investigate the relative densities of various liquids: water, oil, and corn syrup. They will also introduce a few solid materials to find out how their densities compare. Standing alone, this activity is strong, but as part of its intended unit, it is brilliant!

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