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David Kujawski

6th Grade Science

Bird Middle

East Walpole, MA

Suburban Environment

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(7 Units, 68 Lessons)

Unit 6 - Density(8 Lessons)

Introduction to Density (Without Calling It Density)

6th Grade Science

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Big Idea:Students have a general sense of how matter changes forms but their understanding of other properties of matter need more development. This lesson gets students thinking about density as a property of matter.

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Density Part 2: The Role of Volume in Determining the Density of Objects

6th Grade Science

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Density

Big Idea:Students yelling, "It sinks because it's heavy" isn't good enough! Students will learn the relationship that mass and volume have when explaining how matter can have different densities.

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Density Part 3: Calculating Density of Cubes

6th Grade Science

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Density

Big Idea:Now that students can visually represent and explain the basic molecular factors within a certain volume that determine density, it is time for them to measure mass and volume to calculate density.

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Density Using Water Displacement to Measure Irregular Solids of the Same Matter

6th Grade Science

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Density

Big Idea:Water displacement is a speedy way to measure volume of objects that are not prisms.

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Using PhET Simulation to Test Sinking and Floating for Solids (Day 1)

6th Grade Science

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Density

Big Idea:Evidence-based explanations derived from evidence-based argumentation can happen only if students collect their own data. This lesson gives students time to manipulate various characteristics of matter to deepen their understanding of density.

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Using PhET Simulation Observations and Data to Find Patterns and Make Evidence-based Arguments About Density (Day 2)

6th Grade Science

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Density

Big Idea:Giving students time to analyze data, develop arguments, listen to others' arguments can lead to deeper understanding. Using evidence to support claims is a crucial part of science and is used here to deepen students' understanding of density.

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Density Day 3 or 4: Making Density Visual With Particle Model Drawings

6th Grade Science

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Density

Big Idea:Bringing learning alive with visuals is especially important when students are developing a deep understanding of density. In this lesson, students will draw molecules to help explain why some cubes sink or float, based on their density.

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Density: The Wax Mystery

6th Grade Science

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Density

Big Idea:Students have dealt with solids and placing them in water, but they haven't looked at the density of liquids. This lesson has students think about the factors that lead to various phenomena, like separation and floating in different liquids.

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