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It’s All About Density—An Introductory Super Value Activity-Stations Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP6153 

Price: $38.05

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The It’s All About Density Science Laboratory Kit provides an introduction to density concepts for physical science and chemistry students. Students practice measuring volume using two methods to determine the mass of different materials.

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Density—it’s one of the first topics taught in every science class! Why spend time scrounging up density materials for a hands-on lab when you can have them ready to go in a moment’s notice? This economical lab kit provides a complete introduction to basic density concepts for your physical science and chemistry students. Students determine the mass and volume of seven different materials—two regularly shaped rectangular solids, a spherical solid, a cylindrical solid, an irregularly shaped solid and two liquids. Students practice measuring volume using both a ruler and the water displacement method. This kit is designed to have student groups move from station to station and determine the density of a different material—allowing for a very cost-conscious yet effective lab. Lab station instruction card masters, a pre-lab activity, background information, post-lab questions and all necessary materials (except 100 mL of distilled water) are provided in the kit.

Super Value Kit is complete for seven lab stations with two setups at each station—enough for 28 students working in pairs. All materials are reusable!


Materials Included in Kit: 
Aluminum rod, shiny gray, ½" diameter, 1¾", 2
Mineral oil, light, 100 mL
Block, sintra, white, 8.8 cm x 4.2 cm x ¾", 2
Bookmark, success in science ruler, 8
Glass ball, 1", solid, 2
Pipet, Beral-type, thin stem, 2
Stopper, solid, black, rubber size #3, 2
Styrofoam block, 1¾" x 1¾" x 2", 2

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

Crosscutting Concepts

Scale, proportion, and quantity

Performance Expectations

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.