Great for showing the difference between accuracy and precision! Students can determine the density of two different materials: aluminum and a gray colored plastic. Plot mass vs. volume. Density is the slope of the line. The set contains four different sized samples of each material for a total of eight specimens. You will need a balance to determine the mass and either a ruler or a graduated cylinder to determine the volume.
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This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.
Suggested Science Idea(s) 5-PS1-1
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Students can use the Density and Slope Set in an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. 2-PS1-2
Students can analyze data obtained from testing the Density and Slope Set to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose. 5-PS1-1
Students can use the Density and Slope Set in an investigation to develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen. 5-PS1-3
Students can make observations and measurements of the two different materials in the Density and Slope Set to identify materials based on their properties.
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Students can use the Density and Slope Set in an investigation to develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.
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Students can use the Density and Slope Set in an investigation to predict properties of elements. Students can use the Periodic Table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms. HS-PS2-6
Students can use the Density and Slope Set in an investigation to communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.
Students can use the Density and Slope Set in a variety of investigations to make sense of the subatomic structure of matter (metals) and how that relates to its properties. Secondary students can do the math to determine the density of each of the samples and establish an understanding of the mathematical slope developed from the data.
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