Thursday, November 18, 2010

Determining Density

The students have been hard at work learning about density.  They are using the formula Density = Mass/Volume or D=M/V.  The units are grams per cubic centimeter or g/cm3.  We have used the skills we learned earlier in the year about how to find the volume of a cube using the formula LxWxH and of finding the volume of an irregular shaped object by displacement.  We have used pan balance scales and electronic digital scales as well.
We did an activity called "Massing Water" to determine that the density of fresh water at room temperature is 1.0 g/cm3.

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