Density STEAM / STEM Activity

Density STEAM / STEM Activity
Density STEAM / STEM Activity
Density STEAM / STEM Activity
Density STEAM / STEM Activity
Density STEAM / STEM Activity
Density STEAM / STEM Activity
Density STEAM / STEM Activity
Density STEAM / STEM Activity
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389 KB|4 PDF pages, 12 Powerpoint slides
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In this S.T.E.A.M. / S.T.E.M. and project based learning activity, students get to experiment with density by creating a boat that floats and holds pennies.

Included are two pages of student handouts (PDF), a teacher lesson guide (PDF), and an editable powerpoint with background information on density and to guide the lesson.

Materials required: A large container of water, scale, rulers, scissors, pennies (or other objects to place in the boats), and an assortment of materials to build the boats.

Students build a boat, see how many pennies it can hold and float, make calculations involving mass and volume, and make predictions based on density of the boat compared with water.

This is a great hands on project based learning activity for middle or high school. It combines science, math, and art! Click "PREVIEW" to see more information.

Common Core Standards:
CCSS.Math.Content.8.G.C.9Know the formulas for the volumes of cones, cylinders, and spheres and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
CCSS.Math.Content.HSG.GMD.A.3Use volume formulas for cylinders, pyramids, cones, and spheres to solve problems.
CCSS.Math.Content.HSG.MG.A.1Use geometric shapes, their measures, and their properties to describe objects (e.g., modeling a tree trunk or a human torso as a cylinder).
CCSS.Math.Content.HSG.MG.A.2Apply concepts of density based on area and volume in modeling situations (e.g., persons per square mile, BTUs per cubic foot).
CCSS.Math.Content.HSG.MG.A.3Apply geometric methods to solve design problems (e.g., designing an object or structure to satisfy physical constraints or minimize cost; working with typographic grid systems based on ratios).

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Total Pages
4 PDF pages, 12 Powerpoint slides
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Teaching Duration
2 hours
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