This unit provides students with the opportunity to observe the property of density. Students will engage in inquiry about why and how some objects (solids and liquids) display the property of density. Students will measure the mass of solids and liquids. Students will experiment with solids and liquids of different densities. Students will also calculate the density of solids and liquids using hand-held calculators. The science skills emphasized in Density are collecting data, manipulating, observing, and predicting. Accuracy of measurement is critical to the success of this unit.

This kit has been divided into two sections and can be completed in several ways. For 4th graders, Learning Experiences 1 – 5 should be completed to meet the state standards. In 6th grade, students should review Learning Experiences 1 – 5 and continue on with Learning Experiences 6 – 8 in order to reach a better understanding of density. It is believed that by 6th grade, students will have a strong enough math base to calculate density and the skills necessary to comprehend density at a higher level.

This collection is available as downloadable PDFs, but portions of the content are found in wiki format (see WIKI Learning Experiences and Resources) which can be edited or built up with other materials on the same topic by members of the Curriki community.

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Welcome to the Math, Science, and Technology Department (MST) of Cattaraugus Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CA BOCES). As a department of Instructional Support Services (ISS), we provide Math, Science, and Technology kits along with support services to meet the needs of the individual districts in our area. The BOCES Teaching and Learning Center at Allegany provides hands-on math, science, and technology kits to over twenty area school districts in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. Our department provides forty-three different varieties of kit topics. The kits cover topics in math, life science, physical science, chemistry, and earth science. Each kit contains a teacher's manual, student activity book, materials inventory list, instructional video, and materials needed to complete each learning experience. Each kit aligns with the New York State standards and prepares students for the New York State assessments.

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Density Teachers' Manual

by Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES Math Science Technology Dept

The contents of this file were developed as a continuum and this unit may take from two to four weeks to complete, depending upon the goals of the teacher and interests of the students. While some learning experiences may be used as stand-alone lessons, others build upon prior learning experiences. All materials for this unit must be obtained locally.
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Density Students' Manual

by Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES Math Science Technology Dept

The contents of this file were developed as a continuum and this unit may take from two to four weeks to complete depending upon the goals of the teacher and interests of the students. While some learning experiences may be used as stand-alone lessons, others build upon prior learning experiences. All materials for this unit must be obtained locally. This file should be used as a supplement to the Teachers' Manual.
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Density New York State Correlations

by Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES Math Science Technology Dept

While this unit should fit into every state's curriculum only the correlations for New York State are listed.
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GRADE 4 WIKI Learning Experiences and Resources

by Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES Math Science Technology Dept

In this folder you will find portions of the Grade 4 BOCES Science Kit on Density in wiki format. The wiki versions can be edited or built up with other materials on the same topic by members of the Curriki community.
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GRADE 6 WIKI Learning Experiences and Resources

by Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES Math Science Technology Dept

In this folder you will find portions of the Grade 6 BOCES Science Kit on Density in wiki format. The wiki versions can be edited or built up with other materials on the same topic by members of the Curriki community.
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