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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

7th 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 one-and two-step real world problems involving whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.

7.2.5 Represent mathematical statements and real-world situations using symbols.

7.2.8 Solve real-world problems involving one-step 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.

  1.  Given the mass and the density of an object, the student will be able to compute the volume using correct SI units.
  2.  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 one-step 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

Web-Quest

Exploring Understanding with Technology

Expanding Understanding with Technology

 

 >>>LESSON 6

Evaluation of students’ learning from the past five lessons.

Density Evaluation

Assessment of Learning