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Overview of Density and Buoyancy - Chapter Summary
These engaging and entertaining videos can be used by parents and teachers to supplement their middle school students' classroom physical science studies. Our easy-to-follow lessons are short and contain thorough explanations of density and buoyancy alongside related equations and examples from daily life. Each video is followed by a brief, self-correcting quiz to check understanding on the material covered there. The chapter is concluded with a multiple-choice test to ensure your student(s) retained the most important bits.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|What is Density? - Explanation & Examples||Our instructors define density as a relation of a sample's mass to its volume.|
|How to Calculate the Density of Solids or Liquids||Students learn to apply the mass-volume calculation to regular and irregular units.|
|What is Buoyancy? - Explanation & Equation||This video introduces to the formula made famous by Archimedes that measures an object's buoyancy as a function of the fluid it has displaced.|
|Predict Whether an Object Will Float or Sink: Understanding Density||Here your student learns to tie everything together to evaluate the qualities of an object and a fluid to determine how they will interact.|
1. What Is Density? - Explanation & Examples
After watching this video, you will be able to explain what density is, give examples of high and low density, and calculate density using an equation. A short quiz will follow.
2. How to Calculate the Density of Solids or Liquids
After watching this video, you will be able to explain what density is and calculate the density of solids or liquids from physical measurements. A short quiz will follow.
3. What Is Buoyancy? - Explanation & Equation
After watching this video, you will be able to explain what buoyancy is and use Archimedes' Principle to calculate the buoyant force on a submerged object. A short quiz will follow.
4. Predict Whether an Object Will Float or Sink: Understanding Density
After watching this video, you will be able to describe the forces that act on an object in water and complete calculations to figure out if an object will float or sink. A short quiz will follow.
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