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Science

All About Density


You will continue to explore the idea of density by traveling through the stations that are
set up in the lab today. Each of the stations deals with some aspect of density. By
completing all of the stations thoughtfully, you will have a greater understanding of the
“essentials of density.”

Station 1: Diet Pop vs. Regular Pop

Predicting – What will happen when you put the diet pop and regular pop into the water?
Why do you think this? ____________________________________________________

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Place the cans in the water and observe. Write your observations below.

What do you observations tell you about their densities? __________________________

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What causes what you observed? ____________________________________________

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Station 2: Sticks of Butter

How do you find the density of butter? ________________________________________

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What is the density of Butter #1? Show your work.

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Will Butter #1 float or sink in water? (Density of water is 1.0 g/mL)
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Do you think Butter #2 will float or sink in water? ______________________________

What is the density of Butter #2? Show your work.

Will Butter #2 float or sink in water? Why? ____________________________________


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Even though you cut the object in half, did the density change? _____________________

Station 3 – Finding the Density of an unknown substance

How would you find the density of unknown A? ________________________________

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What do you think unknown A is? _____________________________

What is the density of unknown A? Show your work.

Look in the table provided. What is unknown A? _______________________________

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Station 4– Does Density Change?

Find the density of the 100 g weight? Show your work.

If you broke the 100 g weight in half then you would have two 50 g weights. What do
you predict the density of the 50 g weight will be? _____________________________

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Find the density of the 50 g weight? Show your work.

How does the density of 50 g weight compare to density of the 100 g weight?

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What happens to density of an object that is cut in half? ___________________________

Station 5 – Density of a Bag of Balls

Put all 4 balls into a beaker of water together.

Draw a picture of the beaker below.

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List the balls from least to most dense.

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If an object floats in water and the density of water is 1.0 g/mL, then what is the density
of that object?
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If an object sinks in water and the density of water is 1.0 g/mL, then what is the density
of that object?
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Watch the video clip on the computer.

Write down 3 things that you learn from this video clip.

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Station 6: Do Liquids Have Density?

Do you think that liquids have density? Why? __________________________________

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How would you know if two different liquids had the same or different densities?

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Put Liquid A, B, and C into the same cup.

Which substance is the least dense? How do you know? _________________________


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What substance is the most dense? How do you know?___________________________
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Take the objects provided and place them into the liquids. Draw a picture of the liquids
and the objects below.

Which object is the most dense?________________________________________

Which object is the least dense? _______________________________________

What do you think will happen if you cut the penny in half? Why?___________

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List the liquids from most to least dense below.

List the objects from most to least dense below.

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