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Density Lesson 1: Determining Density

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Subject Science — Chemistry, Crosscutting Concepts, Science and Engineering Practices
Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Activity, Handout, Worksheet
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Overview: Students will find the density of various materials using an online simulation. 

Learning Targets 

Students can: 

  • Use a digital simulation to collect science data. 
  • Use displacement to determine the volume of an object. 
  • Calculate density. 
  • Draw molecule diagrams to model the density of solids. 
  • Compare the density of the gas inside the balloon used in the movie The Aeronauts with the density of the gas in our atmosphere. 

Created by the AFT Science Cadre.

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The Aeronauts (2019) - Movie Trailer
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Standards

Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.
Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.
Develop models to illustrate the changes in the composition of the nucleus of the atom and the energy released during the processes of fission, fusion, and radioactive decay.

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