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White Plains High School, Calhoun County School System
This podcast is an introduction to using displacement to determine the density of an object. Because density is an intrinsic property, it can be used to identify a substance. A follow-up lab should be used so students can apply the ideas introduced.
Content Areas: Math, Science
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
[SC2015] CHEM (9-12) 4: Plan and conduct an investigation to classify properties of matter as
intensive (e.g., density, viscosity, specific heat, melting point, boiling
point) or extensive (e.g., mass, volume, heat) and demonstrate how intensive
properties can be used to identify a compound.