Lesson Plan

Density of Water

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We know solids have a density we can measure, but what about liquids? Lesson explores this concept and allows scholars to explore the relationship between volume and density. Graphing and analysis questions round out the activity. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Prior to the lesson, have class members predict the density of water and the closest without going over wins
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires prior knowledge of drawing line graphs using points
  • Utilizes animations projected large enough for the entire class to view
  • Lesson is the third in a six-part series
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Pros
  • Provides discussion questions and ideal answers
  • Hands-on activity includes step-by-step directions and diagrams to prevent confusion
  • Lesson uses a 5E format
Cons
  • None