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Title Density-introduction
Description This is an activity that was designed as part of a collaborative project with middle school teachers at Uplift Education in Dallas, Texas. It could be used in a physical science, physics, or chemistry course depending on the student population. One of the files is a pre-lab with real equipment written by Christine Denison. The teacher notes includes some of Christine’s thoughts about how the activity went and possible changes. We may re-post this lesson before the next school year.
Subject Chemistry, Physics
Level High School, Middle School
Type Concept Questions, Demonstration, Lab
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords bouyancy, density, displacement, fluids, intensive, mass, properties, volume
Simulation(s) Density


Author(s) Katherine Perkins, Christine Denison
Contact Email katherine.perkins@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET
Date submitted 10/19/10
Date updated 5/19/15