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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
Standards Alignment

Attribution Non-commercial NoDerivative



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. 

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