Density of an Irregular-Shaped Object Activities
for Middle School Science
The resources below will provide students a comprehensive understanding of the density of an irregular-shaped object. All of the following lessons are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.
The Density of an Irregular-Shaped Object 5E Lesson includes materials for every "E" phase, including the Density of an Irregular-Shaped Object Station Lab for Exploration and an interactive PowerPoint with digital INB templates for Explanation.
The lesson also includes introduction materials for Engagement, student-choice project ideas for Elaboration, and assessments for Evaluation.
After completing the Density of an Irregular-Shaped Object 5E Lesson, students will be able to calculate density to identify an unknown irregular-shaped substance. Student will learn how to calculate volume using a graduated a cylinder.
The Density Inquiry Lab is a hands-on activity that is differentiated for advanced, on-level, and modified middle school students.
Students will calculate density to identify unknown liquids. They will be given a small amount of each type of liquid. Students will then find the mass of each liquid and use the information to calculate its density and determine its identity.
The Density Inquiry Lab includes a brief reading passage, comprehension checks, hands-on activities, reflection questions, and a CER conclusion.
Density of an Irregular-Shaped Object Classroom Experiences
Create a powerful student experience to help solidify students' understanding about the density of an irregular-shaped object. The following experience is also included in the Kesler Science Membership.
The Density Escape Room is an immersive experience for you students. It allows them to demonstrate their knowledge of mass, volume, and density and the relationship between the three.
Students will need to have an understanding of how to calculate density of regular-shaped and irregular-shaped objects. They will also need to know the density of water.
These year-round activities will increase your students' understanding of many middle school science topics. All of these activities are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.
Visual Data & Graphing
You're not alone if your students struggle with understanding graphs, charts, and tables. It's a skill that takes an enormous amount of practice. This resource will help students build a strong foundation in analyzing data and creating their own data visualizations.
Bell Ringers and Warm-Ups
These middle school science bell ringers are an excellent way to engage your students as soon as they walk into your classroom. This comprehensive FULL YEAR resource includes everything you need to start off each science class with an interesting warm-up activity.
Review Board Games
Each game board has been carefully designed to keep students engaged. There are 10 different action spaces on each board and dozens of question cards. All of the actions are related to science concepts and keep the students motivated throughout the game.
Each game is ready to play. Simply print out the board and the cards and let the students enjoy reviewing nine different units.
Essential Questions and Standards
Below are the essential questions and standards associated with the lessons and activities included in the density of an irregular-shaped object unit. This topic is only one of more than 100 middle school science topics included in the Kesler Science Membership.
- How do you calculate the density of irregularly shaped objects?
- How can calculating density help determine the identity of an unknown substance?
- MS PS1-2 - Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred
- TEKS Science 6.6 B - Calculate density to identify an unknown substance
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