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Measuring the Density of Pennies lab write up 2-14-2012

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Heading Measuring the Density of Pennies Nayef Jaber and Jaya Schultz 2/11/2012 Period 3 Introduction The Post 83 pennies will have a higher density Equipment and Supplies 25 Pre-1982 pennies 25 Post-1983 pennies Balance 50-mL graduated cylinder Paper towels Procedure 1. Create two data tables and label with Pre-82 orPost-83. Have the headings of the four columns as follows: Number of pennies, Mass (g), Total volume cylinder (mL), Net volume of pennies (mL). 2. Find the mass of one set of pennies, five pennies at a time. Continue until all 25 pennies are massed. 3. Repeat for the other set of 25 pennies 4. Fill a 50-mL graduated cylinder approximately half way with water, and record the exact amount that is in the cylinder. 5. Gently adding five pennies at a time measure the new water level. 6. Discard the water and dry off the pennies with a paper towel. 7. Repeat with the other set of pennies. 8. Complete the data tables, to find the net volume of the pennies subtract the original amount from your recorded water level. Data and Observations

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