This logic puzzle is great for helping your students practice the skills of calculating density and manipulating the unknown variable in order to find mass or volume. There are some easy clues in this puzzle that tell the student that the mass of one object is greater than another, and there are more challenging clues such as, “if block D had a mass of 214 grams, it would have a volume of 10cm3” that require students to understand the significance of knowing an object’s density when the objects mass or volume is unknown.
I also include a sheet of common metals and ask the students to identify the type of metal each block is created from after the densities have been calculated.
I use this puzzle with my 9th graders as a fun way to practice the algebra of calculating density. Worksheets can get so dry and boring. I differentiate this puzzle by allowing or disallowing calculators, having students explain in writing how they used a particular clue, or letting students work together to solve the puzzle.
Great for review, great for a part of a sub plan, great as a Friday afternoon activity, great as homework.
Answer key provided.
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