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Author:
Caley Daniels

To calculate density

Student will learn what properties are needed to calculate density. Students will demonstrate calculating density.

Tutorial

Students will learn about the property of density. Students will learn the steps in the process to calculate density.

Source: Sciencesaurus

Density is a measurement of how much matter is packed into a certain volume of a substance.

- The most common unit of density is grams per cubic centimeter (g/cm3)
- Grams per milliliter are also common. *1cm
^{3}= 1mL

The density of a substance mostly stays the same. For this reason, knowing the density of an object may give you a clue as to what the object is made of.

Density is also useful for predicting if something will sink or float in water.

- Pure water has a density of 1g/cm
^{3}^{ }.

Materials with a density greater than water sink in water.

Materials with a density less than water float in water.

**Corn oil, with a density of only 0.93g/cm^{3}, floats in water.

*Science Alert! The density of a material changes with temperature. Ice (0.9g/cm^{3}), for example, is less dense than liquid water (1.0g/cm^{3}^{ }). For most other materials, density increases as temperature decreases.

Source: Sciencesaurus