The objective of this lab is to calculate the density of 5 objects by measuring their masses and volumes and then applying the density formula.
Materials Required (for each lab set-up)
- Triple (or quadruple) beam balance
- Graduated Cylinder
- 5 materials to measure (the lab is written to use the following
materials: a sponge, a glass marble, a steel marble, an
aluminum bar, and a mineral. However, you can modify the lab
to use whatever materials you have on hand.)
This lab is used in 8th grade physical science and 9th grade earth science. It meets the New York State NYS science standards, as well as the common core standards.