Water Displacement Method & Calculating Density


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1. How do we know what the volume of an object is just by immersing it in water?

2. If the mass of an object is 650 g and the volume of that object is 300 ml, what is its density?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The density, mass and volume of an object are directly related to one another. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of how to calculate the density of an object using the mass and the volume. Quiz questions ask you about how water displacement can help calculate density, as well as providing practice problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions of:

  • Density
  • Mass
  • Volume
  • Water displacement method

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how objects behave in water
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the difference between mass and volume
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve density practice problems
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson regarding how to calculate density

Additional Learning

To learn more about density, review the accompanying lesson on the Water Displacement Method and Calculating Density. This lesson covers the following concepts:

  • How Archimedes discovered the water displacement method
  • Why the water displacement method is useful for irregularly sized objects
  • The density of silver compared to the density of gold
  • How the volume of water displaced relates to the object immersed in the water