Looking for fun and engaging ways to teach Density as a property of matter?
This Density bundle will help you teach to reach different learning styles. This mini-unit covers density, including the general concept, the formula, correct units, floating and sinking, relative density and layering, and how heat affects density. Save 25%
on these activities! plus a bonus demo activity and an editable quiz and answer key:
✎Density Anticipation Activity
✎Density Cornell Doodle Notes
✎Density Formula Problems Magic Pixel Picture
✎4 Liquid Density Labs
✎Density Escape Room Review Game
The Anticipation Activity includes 20 task cards and a student sheet that encourages students to think 'metacognitively'...meaning thinking about their thinking. This activity is a great way to start the mini-unit to catch misconceptions and help focus students' own learning.
There is a "Fruits and Roots" Demonstration activity included, which is one of my favorites because students get so excited about seeing whether their predictions are correct about fruits and veggies sinking or floating.
The Cornell Doodle Notes are completely No Prep- and scaffolded for different levels...just print and either show the corresponding Powerpoint presentations or share these presentations with your students via Google Drive/Classroom.
The Magic Pixel Picture is a digital (Google Sheets) self-checking worksheet-alternative for practicing manipulation of the density formula.
The equipment necessary for the labs include: 600 mL beakers (1 per group of 3), 1-inch diameter styrofoam balls, 1-ounce medicine cups, vegetable oil, corn syrup, paper clips, broken crayons, wooden popsicle sticks, carrot slices, salt, pipettes, food coloring, empty 1-liter bottles (4 to 8), some wire, empty water bottles (1 per pair of students), eyedroppers (1 per pair of students). The materials are all relatively easy to obtain...I do suggest downloading and reading through the teacher notes in advance of planning to do these activities (in other words, don't plan to do these labs tomorrow unless you're stocked with the necessary materials!)
The Escape Room game is a fun and engaging way for your students to review their understanding! Please note that the game does involve some prep work of cutting out rectangles and gluing them onto envelopes that will be hidden around the classroom. The game also requires one computer/device per group of 4 students as the game locks are digital on a Google Form.
There is also an *editable* quiz (with answer key) included to assess the information learned in this mini-unit!
Please check out the links above for more detailed information about each of these products.
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