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How Does It Stack?

Updated on 03/09/2015

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will visualize the relationship between density of solutions and the relative position of an object in the solution.

Objectives

  • Students will calculate the density of liquids.
  • Students will order the liquids in a graduated cylinder
  • Students will predict at what level a solid object will float in the liquids.

Vocabulary

  • density
  • float
  • liquid
  • mass
  • sink
  • solid
  • volume

About the Lesson

This lesson allows students to visually see the relationship between density of solutions and the relative position of an object in the solutions based on its density.
As a result, students will:

  • Understand how solutions will separate based on their densities.
  • Predict where a solid object will stop within the given solutions based on the known densities.

This activity was created using Lua. Learn more about Lua in TI-Nspire here.