Use this versatile set of materials with the Overflow Can to investigate Archimedes’ Principle of displacement, specific heats, and basic length/volume relationships.
Includes pieces that have the same shape, volume, density, and mass, so the variable of interest can readily be isolated. Each piece has a hole, so it can be suspended from a string.
- 3x Cylinders: aluminum, brass, plastic; 2.2 cm dia. x 6.4 cm long (plastic is less dense than water)
- 2x Blocks: aluminum (1.9 x 3.2 x 4.1 cm) and brass (1.6 x 1.9 x 2.8 cm); The mass of each block equals that of the aluminum cylinder.
- 1x Irregular shape: aluminum
- 1x Instruction manual
Perform the following experiments and more with the Density Set.
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Use a density set to determine that density is an intensive property of a substance independent of the shape or size of an object.
Students use the Smart Cart force sensor to measure the buoyant force on a metal cylinder lowered into a fluid and then determine the relationship between the buoyant force on a submerged object and a) its volume and b) the weight...
This lab helps students demonstrate that density is an intensive property of a substance and is independent of the shape or size of an object.
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