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Name: ______________________________________Date: ________________________Student Exploration: Density LaboratoryVocabulary:buoyancy, density, graduated cylinder, mass, matter, scale, volumePrior Knowledge Questions (Do these BEFORE using the Gizmo.)1.Of the objects below, circle the ones you think would float in water.?
2.Why do some objects float, while others sink
Gizmo Warm-upThe Density Laboratory Gizmo allows you to measure a variety of objects, then drop them in water (or other liquid) to see if they sink or float. 1.An object’s massis the amount of matterit contains. The mass of an object can be measured with a calibrated scalelike the one shown in the Gizmo. Drag the first object onto the Scale. (This is object1.)What is the mass of object1?
2.An object’s volumeis the amount of space it takes up. The volume of an irregular object can be measured by how much water it displaces in a graduated cylinder. Place object 1into the Graduated cylinder(Notice the pin that holds the object in place so it doesn’t sink or float.)What is the volume of object1?.
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