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Density Lab

Introduction:
The purpose of this lab is to compare the density of various solids while
practicing the use of the balance. Math and measurement skills will be used.

Materials and methods:


• Density cubes
• Balance
• Ruler
1. Weigh the cube
2. Measure the cube’s sides

Data:
Cube Weight (mass) Volume of cube Density
Copper 144.9 g 15.625 cm3 9.2736 g/cm3
Acrylic 19.7 g 15.625 cm3 1.2608 g/cm3
Oak 11.8 g 15.625 cm3 0.7552 g/cm3
Nylon 17.65 g 15.625 cm3 1.1296 g/cm3
Aluminu 44.5 g 15.625 cm3 2.848 g/cm3
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Brass 137.4 g 15.625 cm3 8.7936 g/cm3
Steel 127.5 g 15.625 cm3 8.16 g/cm3
PVC 21.85 g 15.625 cm3 1.3984 g/cm3
Pine 8.05 g 15.625 cm3 0.5152 g/cm3

Calculations:
Density = Mass/Volume = 10g/5cm3 = 2 g/cm3

Conclusion:
The least dense substance we tested was the pine, with a density of 0.5152
g/cm3. The most dense substance tested was copper, with a density of 9.2736
g/cm3.