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Density Mystery Set NGSS

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A great lesson in scientific truth and trusting your own calculations!

Description

Ask students to determine the density of 15 identical looking plastic specimens of various sizes. Results will vary. When mass vs. volume is plotted for our Density Mystery Set, two lines with different slopes result. This set is comprised of two different plastics which look the same, one with a density of 1.1 and the other with a density of 1.4. At the conclusion of the lesson, the pieces can be dropped into salt-water--half sink and half float. A great lesson in scientific truth and trusting your own calculations!

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NGSS

This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.

Elementary Middle School High School

2-PS1-1

Students can use the Density Mystery 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 Mystery Set to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.

5-PS1-1

Students can use the Density Mystery 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 Mystery Set to identify materials based on their properties.

MS-PS1-1

Students can use the Density Mystery Set in an investigation to develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.

HS-PS1-1

Students can use the Density Mystery 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 Mystery Set in an investigation to communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.

Suggested Science Idea(s)

5-PS1-1
5-PS1-3
MS-PS1-1
HS-PS1-1
HS-PS2-6

Students can use the Density Mystery 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.

 

* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

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