# DENSITY LAB - Parkway C-2 ```Name:_______________________________
Partner’s name(s)”_____________________
Period:_________Date:_________________
DENSITY LAB
Density is considered to be the amount of mass packed into a given space. If more mass
is packed into a space, then the mass becomes denser. Density is calculated by using the
formula: DENSITY = mass &divide; volume. Fill in the objects in the data table below. Use
your knowledge of measurement to see which one has the most “stuff” packed into a
given space.
**REMEMBER, RESTATE THE QUESTION, BE DETAILED, AND USE COMPLETE SENTENCES**.
PRE-LAB INFORMATION
1. Identify the independent variable (IV).
2. Identify the dependent variable (DV).
3. Write a hypothesis for this experiment.
LAB MEASUREMENTS and ANALYZING THE DATA
DATA TABLE
(** Fill in the data, remember your units, AND use the formula above for density **)
Density
(round to the nearest
Object
Mass
Volume
tenth, so 1.23=1.2, etc.)
Washers
Crayons
Nails
Rocks
GRAPH
Using graph paper, create a graph using the IV and DV information from the data table.
Remember the three titles, units, type, interval spacing, etc.
Name:_______________________________
Partner’s name(s)”_____________________
Period:_________Date:_________________
POST-LAB QUESTIONS --- (USE DATA!)
**REMEMBER, RESTATE THE QUESTION, BE DETAILED, AND USE COMPLETE SENTENCES**.
1. Place the items of the experiment in order from least dense to most dense.
2. Identify three conditions that should be kept constant in this experiment.
3. Explain whether the results of the experiment support or do not support your