In this minds-on, hands-on activity students use the concept of density to figure out whether the solar system that we inhabit is arranged in an orderly fashion, and how gravity plays a role.
In this lab students will measure the density of common household objects using the immersion method, they will then apply that understanding to determine the densities of all 8 planets. They graph and then ultimately form their scientific explanation using the claims, evidence and reasoning framework.
Requires students to be able to work with scientific notation.
Apply scientific reasoning and evidence from ancient Earth materials, meteorites, and other planetary surfaces to construct an account of Earth’s formation and early history.
This package includes
- Student handout
- Answer key
- Sample student answers
- Teacher tips
- Grading rubric