Deciphering Density: AKA How to Float Your Boat!
Apr 20 2011
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Summary Information

Keywords:

mass, volume, density, measurement, graduated cylinder, balance, ruler, boat, buoyancy, acting
Topic: 
Physical Science

Target Grade (Ages):

Grade 5 (Ages 10-11)
Grade 6 (Ages 11-12)
Grade 7 (Ages 12-13)
Grade 8 (Ages 13-14)

Estimated Time Required:

5-8 hours

Diversity Indicators:

Lots of hands on, great for kinesthetic learners. Groups should be organized to contain stronger students who can support weaker students.

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Tess's picture

October 22, 2011 - 10:07am

Density lesson

I think that this lesson ties in well with grade 5 Variables (boat capacity vs # of passengers). I will use the session activity (mass) with my 3rd grade students. They are having difficulty understanding mass.
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