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Density is… the amount of matter in a given area. Ex. population density (Alaska has 1 person/mi 2, New Jersey has 1174 person/mi 2 )

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Density For science… density is equal to the mass of a thing divided by its volume. D = m/v Mass – amount of matter – measured in grams (g) Volume – amount of space something occupies – measured in cm 3 or mL Mass = D(v) v = m/d

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Volume For regularly shaped objects- l x w x h ~ (cm)x (cm)x (cm)=cm3 For irregularly shaped objects- use displacement (amount of water pushed aside equals the volume of the object)

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Archimedes Principle Archimedes- Greek philosopher Was in his bath tub one morning – he noticed that as his body went in to the water – the water rose out of the way. He realized that the volume of H 2 O that rose was equal to the volume of his body. So… the volume of an object is equal to the volume of H 2 O it displaces! 1g H 2 O = 1mL H 2 O = 1 cm 3 H 2 O

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Buoyancy -upward force that keeps things afloat. -in water: an object floats if its buoyancy is greater than its weight; sinks if its weight is greater than its buoyancy -the buoyant force on the solid object is equal to the weight of the water displaced So why do things float?

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Whats that glass bubble thing on your desk? Its a Galileo thermometer? Glass bubbles of colored water with metal tags attached Each tag has a slightly different mass

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Practice time If an object has a density <1g/cm3, what will it do if placed in water? If an object has a density >1g/cm3, what will it do if placed in water? If an object has a density =1g/cm3, what will it do if placed in water?

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