When 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.
Whenever 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!
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Using 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.
There are so many great density lessons to choose from, we couldn’t decide! So we’re offering two lessons here—both of them easy to implement in your classroom and sure to spark a discussion on why things sink (or float). Density, here we come!
Click on the image below for a full-size, printable PDF. Enjoy!
by: Linda Dunnavant
A Density Experiment
Do you have to teach density as part of your curriculum? If so, look no further than this “floating” golf ball lab! Your students will be engaged and hopefully even amazed at how density affects the world around them.