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Title Density Lesson (with Putty Lab)
Description Lesson Objectives: 1. Students will be able to calculate volume by using displacement. 2. Students will use density to identify unknown substances using the Density PhET simulation. 3. Students will explain why objects sink or float relative to the density of the liquid they are placed in. 4. Students will be able to calculate density after determining the mass and volume of a substance Standards: TEKS Science: 6.2E, 6.3A-C, 6.4A-B CCRS Science Standards: VIII-A4 **Note:** The scripted version includes additional teacher resources, such as, background content, common misconceptions and a vocabulary list. It also has all worksheets as editable content.
Subject Chemistry
Level Middle School
Type Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included Yes
Language English
Keywords Density, Displacement, Mass, Matter, Volume
Simulation(s) Density


Author(s) UTeach Middle School PhET Team
Contact Email elyse.zimmer@gmail.com
School / Organization UTeach (UT-Austin)
Date submitted 3/26/12
Date updated 6/22/12