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Science Grade 7 Density and Buoyancy

Science Grade 7 Density and Buoyancy

3-4 Weeks

Density is a comparison of an objects mass to its volume.

Temperature affects density.

Bouyancy is related to an objects displacement.

What is displacement?

How is volume determined?

What is Density?

How does temperature affect density?

How does density affect daily life?

(1) MST1 Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.
(1) MST2 Students will access, generate, process, and transfer information using appropriate technologies.
(1) MST3 Students will understand the concepts of and become proficient with the skills of mathematics, communicate and reason mathematically, and become problem solvers by using appropriate tools and strategies, through the integrated study of number sense and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and statistics and probability.
(1) MST4 Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.
(1) MST5 Students will apply technological knowledge and skills to design, construct, use, and evaluate products and systems to satisfy human and environmental needs.
(1) MST6 Students will understand the relationships and common themes that connect mathematics, science, and technology and apply the themes to these and other areas of learning.
(1) MST7 Students will apply the knowledge and thinking skills of mathematics, science, and technology to address real-life problems and make informed decisions.

Using a triple beam balance to measure mass

Using a graduated cyclinder to mesure volume

Using Archimedes principle to determine volume

Calculating density

Calculating bouyant force 

Archimedes Principle







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