Earth Science and Rock Density Laboratory Kit for geology makes finding the densities of rock easy. Learn to determine the densities of various objects and investigate the densities of your own rock samples.
Find the densities of rocks—it’s easy with this basic density kit! Students first learn to determine the densities of various objects, then investigate the densities of their own rock samples. Combine this activity with a field activity on rocks. Includes aluminum bar, aluminum cubes, two spheres, a metric ruler, detailed instruction sheet. Rock samples, balance and graduated cylinder are required and available separately.
Individual kit has enough materials for one lab group of 2–3 students. Classroom set includes enough materials for 15 groups.
Materials Included in Kit: Aluminum cube & slab set, 15 Glass marble, 14 mm, 15 Glass marble, 19 mm, 15 Ruler, metric/english, clear, 15 cm, 15
Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)†
Science & Engineering Practices
Planning and carrying out investigations Analyzing and interpreting data Using mathematics and computational thinking Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Disciplinary Core Ideas
MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter