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Physical Science: Density of Nails

by Texas Instruments - Data Collection with Probes Lesson


  • Students will determine the relationship between mass, volume, and density.
  • Students will understand that objects made of the same material have the same density.


  • mass
  • volume
  • density

About the Lesson

In this lesson, students will determine the mass and volume and use the data to calculate density.

As a result, students will:

  • Determine the following relationships; number of objects and total volume, number of objects and total mass, and number of objects and density.
  • Analyze the general trend of a graph as increasing, decreasing, or staying the same.