Mass and Volume

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 the concept of significant digits. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the lesson with how to find the density of a gas
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource provides an introduction to the idea of significant figures; have another lesson specifically on that topic to immediately follow up and reinforce the concept
  • Assumes prior knowledge of how to use and apply formulas
  • The fifth in a series of nine lessons
Pros

  • Diagram is easy to read and interpret
  • The lesson includes extension ideas
Cons

  • Document permissions do not allow for printing