Density Test Study Guide Vocabulary to know and understand: Matter general property specific property mass inertia Weight gravity volume density buoyancy Inference Do you know that: • density has two labels g/mL and g/cm3? • general properties include weight, mass, volume and density? • specific properties include color, size, shape, texture, and hardness? • objects that sink in water have a density greater than that of water? • objects that float in water have a density less than that of water? • the mass of an object will never change unless matter is taken away from or added to that matter? • Density’s formula is D = M/V? • To find volume, V = M/D? • To find mass, M = VxD? • inertia is an object’s resistance to change its motion? • the more mass an object has the more inertia it has? • you weigh less on the moon because the moon has less mass and therefore less gravitational pull on you? • you can change an objects density if you change its volume? (think of a wadded piece of tin foil verses a flat piece of the same size) Can you: • explain why a small piece of steel sinks and a large steel ship floats? • solve simple density problems? • categorize given densities into those that will and will not float in water? • Fill in a chart like to following? Mass of cylinder 32.7 g Mass of cylinder and liquid 66.1 g Mass of liquid Volume of liquid G 41.5 mL Density of liquid • find the density of a liquid (not water) in a lab setting? • find the density of a rectangle in a lab setting?