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Density Lesson: Determining Density

Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Assessment, Lesson Plan, Worksheet
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Next Generation Science Standards
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Objective: 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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MS Density Lesson - Determining Density.pdf

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February 13, 2020
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Grading Guide - student data recording worksheet - Determining Density.pdf

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key student data recording worksheet - Determining Density.pdf

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student data recording worksheet - Determining Density.pdf

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Videos
The Aeronauts (2019) - Movie Trailer

Standards

Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.

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