This lab-based activity enables students to explore the concept of density using a simple balance and graduated cylinders. This activity includes an historical introduction to the story of Archimedes and then allows for the exploration of various materials commonly found in classrooms.
This activity may be paired with my simple slideshow on Density, which can be accessed via Powerpoint or Google Slides.
This activity can be used independently or as a part of a Watercraft unit. This activity is followed by an exploration of Cartesian Divers and ultimately students will engage in a hands-on, problem and project based activity in which students construct a raft to "get off the island"