Using Displacement to Calculate the Volume of an Object


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What was Archimedes' discovery?

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1. How is volume related to density?

2. How does an object's volume relate to the amount of water displaced?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at how to best handle complex shapes and their internal volumes, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of calculating volume with displacement. Topics critical to passing the quiz include understanding what Archimedes discovered as well as knowing how volume is related to density.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools can be used to review:

  • Archimedes' discovery
  • How volume relates to density
  • How volume relates to water displacement
  • Why we use displacement to measure volume
  • How Archimedes determined the crown was not gold

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz also offer an opportunity to practice:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how volume relates to density and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Archimedes' discovery
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related volume displacement lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about yet another use of water, please view the lesson called Using Displacement to Calculate the Volume of an Object. This lesson will assist you in meeting these learning objectives:

  • Understand what displacement is
  • Identify what Archimedes discovered about displacement
  • Describe how to find the volume of a complex shape more easily
  • Explain how to calculate an object's density
  • Appreciate how to find an object's volume through displacement