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Discovering Density

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How can you identify a material? Students will measure and observe the relationship between mass and volume and how materials have a specific ratio. They will then apply this to calculating the amount of load a boat can hold and testing out the best boat design.



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Discovering Density Materials Checklist (please review)

Discovering Density Module

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Discovering Density Presentation

Student Sheets

Activity 1: Mass/Volume Ratio

Activity 2: Sinking a Boat

Activity 3: Building a Custom Boat


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