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Nailing Density

Updated on 04/10/2014

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will determine the mass and volume of five nails to explore density.

Objectives

  • Students will determine the relationship between mass and volume.
  • Students will mathematically describe the relationship between mass and volume.
  • Students will relate the slope of a line to a physical property (density).
  • Students will generate a linear least-squares line from mass and volume data.
  • Students will analyze a linear mathematical relationship.

Vocabulary

  • mass
  • volume
  • density

About the Lesson

This lesson involves determining the mass and volume of five nails.
As a result, students will:

  • Determine the relationship between mass and volume.
  • Graph the mass and volume of each nail.
  • Mathematically describe the relationship between mass and volume.
  • Generate a linear least-squares line from mass and volume data.
  • Relate the slope of a line to a physical property (density).