Density Simulation (sk-Intel)

Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10

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This resource is in the style of an 'authentic' scientific investigation. The investigation is set in a crime lab where finding the densities of the various items can solve the crime. The tool enables students to explore mass and volume for a variety of solids and liquids and hence determine their densities.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC4-5WS) collaboratively and individually produces a plan to investigate questions and problems

(SC4-6WS) follows a sequence of instructions to safely undertake a range of investigation types, collaboratively and individually

(SC4-8WS) selects and uses appropriate strategies, understanding and skills to produce creative and plausible solutions to identified problems

(SC4-16CW) describes the observed properties and behaviour of matter, using scientific models and theories about the motion and arrangement of particles

(SC4-17CW) explains how scientific understanding of, and discoveries about, the properties of elements, compounds and mixtures relate to their uses in everyday life

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU151) The properties of the different states of matter can be explained in terms of the motion and arrangement of particles

(ACSIS141) In fair tests, measure and control variables, and select equipment to collect data with accuracy appropriate to the task

(ACSIS144) Construct and use a range of representations, including graphs, keys and models to represent and analyse patterns or relationships, including using digital technologies as appropriate

(ACSIS145) Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions

More information

Resource type:
ScOT topics:
Mass, Density, Forensic science, Experiments
File type:
Intel Corporation
Intel Corporation
Date created:
Thursday, 6 March 2008

Resource ID: 45c616ad-c7e3-4db1-a472-02f89875ceff