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UNIT TITLE 
Explorati0ns with Mass, Volume and Density 
AUTHOR(S) 
JoAnne
Hodgson (RSS), David Swann (WPS), And Gigi Sharp (WPS) 
COURSE/
GRADE LEVEL 
7^{th
}Grade Science/Math 
CONTENT AREA 
Math,
Science, and Technology Integration 
TOPIC 
Mass,
Volume, and Density 
TIME FRAME 
Five 42 minute
periods 
NUMBER OF LESSONS 
5 
TARGETED STANDARDS/
LEARNING EXPECTATIONS 
Science (7th Grade Blue print for Learning)
Identify the
mass, volume, density boiling point, melting point and solubility of
a given substance. (D)
Measure
and/or calculate the mass, volume, density, and temperature of a
given substance. (D)
Math
TENNESSEE Performance Indicators
7.1.8 Solve
oneand twostep real world problems involving whole numbers,
fractions, and decimals.
7.2.5
Represent mathematical statements and realworld situations using
symbols.
7.2.8 Solve
realworld problems involving onestep linear equations.
7.5.5 Make
predictions based on data.
7.5.8 Use
proportional thinking to make conjectures about results of
experiments and simulations.

SUMMARY OF PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT 
SCIENCE
1.
The student should
understand the concepts of mass, volume, and density.
2.
The student should
be able to measure mass using a triple beam balance.
3.
The student should
be able to find volume of a regularly shaped object using the
appropriate mathematical formula.
4.
The student should
be able of find volume of a irregularly shaped object or a liquid
using a graduated cylinder.
5.
The student should
understand that density cannot be found by direct measurement.
MATH
1. Given the mass and the
volume of an object, the student will be able to compute the density
using correct SI units.
 Given
the mass and the density of an object, the student will be able
to compute the volume using correct SI units.
 Given
the volume and the density of an object, the student will be
able to compute the mass using correct Si units.

OVERVIEW OF STUDENT LEARNING ACTIVITIES

>>>LESSON 1 
MATH:
Review onestep equations using multiplication and division.
SCIENCE:
Introduce the concepts of mass, volume, and density. 
Concepts of Mass, Volume, and
Density 
>>>LESSON 2 
MATH:
Teach volume formulas for cubes and rectangular prisms.
SCIENCE:
Review mass, volume, and density. Show the students how to measure
mass and volume and explain there is no direct measurement for
density. 
Measuring Mass and Volume
Using
formulas

>>>LESSON 3 
MATH:
Teach volume formulas for cylinders.
SCIENCE:
Directly measure mass and volume and use them to calculate density.

Calculating Density
Using formulas
and computation 
>>>LESSON 4 
MATH:
Reinforce yesterday’s science lesson by practicing the calculation
of mass, density, and volume.
SCIENCE:
Mass, Volume, Density and Inquiry Lab. 
Reviewing Density
Make it your Own 
>>>LESSON 5 
WebQuest

Exploring Understanding with
Technology
Expanding
Understanding with Technology

>>>LESSON 6 
Evaluation of
students’ learning from the past five lessons. 
Density
Evaluation
Assessment of Learning








