Density in the News

Density has been in the news since… well, since Archimedes shouted Eureka.  We have collected a sampling of news stories about density that you may want to use in your classroom as you open a discussion about this fascinating subject.

If you find a news article about density that you’d like to share, please let us know in the comments section.  Happy reading!

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EI TV – Density Videos!

EI TV - Educational Innovations BlogIt can be difficult for students to understand density.  It’s not as simple as saying that something is heavy or light…  Able to float or sink…  So how can we explain this to young minds?

No worries—we’ve collected some videos that will help you clarify some of the basics about density with your class.  If you know of a video we should include here, please let us know in the comments!

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Density Humor

Science Humor - Educational Innovations NewsletterWhen it comes to density humor—and laughter in general—the more, the merrier!  That’s why we decided to pack a whole bunch of laughs into our Density Humor corner.  If you have a favorite riddle, joke or cartoon related to density, let us know in the comments section below.

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You Said It! Density Product Reviews

You Said It! Product Reviews - Educational Innovations NewsletterWhenever we attend a science convention, we bring plenty of density demos.  They are invariably among our best showstoppers!  There is something wonderfully confounding—and compelling—about watching a (seemingly) heavy object float against our expectations, or seeing (seemingly) identical beads travel in separate directions.  This curiosity is the heart of why discrepant events are so valuable to educators.

Is it magic?  No, it’s density!

Is your favorite Educational Innovations‘ density product on this list?  If not, write to us in the comments below and let us know what we forgot!

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Density Discussion Starters

Discussion Starters - Educational Innovations NewsletterUsing real world examples is a great way to help students understand abstract ideas. These discussion starters will help you set up a unit on density.

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