Ch 9: Density & Buoyancy Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

It's easy to effectively teach your students about buoyancy and density with help from the lesson plans provided in this chapter. Our lesson plans and activities help you interest your students and ensure they understand and retain the information that they learn.

Density & Buoyancy Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

This informative chapter provides lesson plans to help you teach density, buoyancy and Archimedes' Principle to your students with success. The chapter also includes activities that help your students understand why an object sinks or floats and how to create a penny boat. Be confident using these learning materials knowing that they've been created by professional instructors with knowledge and experience in teaching students about these subjects.

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  • Teaches by example: Rather than just learning about these topics, your students will see the principles you're teaching in action in these engaging activities.
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  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific science topics you want to cover in class.
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  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important density and buoyancy concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant science-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

19 Lessons in Chapter 9: Density & Buoyancy Lesson Plans
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Density Lesson Plan

1. Density Lesson Plan

This lesson introduces students to the formula for density, allows them to practice, and then finishes with a lab where students calculate the densities of various substances and then make predictions about how those substances will layer when mixed.

What Is Density? - Explanation & Examples

2. 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.

Predict Whether an Object Will Float or Sink: Understanding Density

3. 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.

Displacement in Physics Activities

4. Displacement in Physics Activities

In the context of physics, displacement refers to a vector that is moved from an initial position. This lesson offers some engaging activities that will help your students form a deeper understanding of displacement.

Displacement Activities for Kids

5. Displacement Activities for Kids

Teach your students about displacement with this fun and interactive lesson. We'll show you how to get students active and engaged using hands-on activities to pair with your instruction on water displacement, without breaking the bank.

Archimedes' Principle Lesson Plan

6. Archimedes' Principle Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to introduce students to Archimedes' principle. Students will watch a video lesson, discuss buoyancy, and complete a hands-on lab activity.

Archimedes' Principle: Definition, Formula & Examples

7. Archimedes' Principle: Definition, Formula & Examples

Archimedes' principle deals with the forces applied to objects by the fluids around that object. This applied force reduces the net weight of any object in a fluid, whether it be a liquid or a gas.

Archimedes Principle Activities & Games

8. Archimedes Principle Activities & Games

Use this lesson to strengthen student understanding of Archimedes' principle. We'll outline games and activities you can do in your classroom to show students what the principle means and how it applies to their lives.

Buoyancy Lesson Plan

9. Buoyancy Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help students conduct multistep experiments, use scientific terminology, and calculate the buoyant force of several objects as they learn about buoyancy.

Buoyancy Lesson Plan for Elementary School

10. Buoyancy Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about the concept of buoyancy. Students will read a text lesson that defines and explores elements of buoyancy, then put concepts to the test through active learning. Finish with a quiz.

Buoyancy Lesson for Kids

11. Buoyancy Lesson for Kids

Have you ever wondered how battleships, also known as megaships, float on water? How can something that weighs 2,000 tons stay afloat! In this lesson find out what buoyancy is and what affects it.

Penny Boat Lesson Plan

12. Penny Boat Lesson Plan

This lesson plan leads students through the analysis of a design problem related to boats. Students complete their own designs, test them, and then evaluate their success. After analyzing the traits of the most effective boats, students suggest changes to their own design.

Density Lesson Plan for Elementary School

13. Density Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Use this lesson plan to guide your instruction on density. Students will read a text lesson that defines the term, provides the formula, then uses simple examples to walk students through the process before allowing them to experiment with ideas on their own.

Density Cubes Activities

14. Density Cubes Activities

If you want to help your students learn about density, the activities described in this lesson are great ways to engage them meaningfully. Students will think creatively while participating in hands-on, minds-on inquiries.

Density Activities for High School

15. Density Activities for High School

Looking for engaging activities to help your students learn about density? This lesson contains ideas for activities that will help students explore density in meaningful ways.

Buoyancy Activities

16. Buoyancy Activities

Need some help deciding how to best introduce the concept of buoyancy to your students? This lesson will give you several ideas for fun and engaging buoyancy activities.

Calculating Density Lesson Plan

17. Calculating Density Lesson Plan

This lesson plan provides guidance for teaching students how to calculate the density of solids and liquids. Students will watch a video lesson, solve practice problems, and calculate density in a hands-on activity.

Density and Buoyancy Activities for Middle School

18. Density and Buoyancy Activities for Middle School

The topics of density and buoyancy lend themselves to some fun learning activities. This series of activities will enhance student knowledge, while allowing for student collaboration, experimentation and exploration.

Sink or Float Lesson Plan

19. Sink or Float Lesson Plan

Use this Study.com lesson to teach your students about buoyancy, gravity, and density. Have students make calculations to predict buoyancy, then experiment with water.

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