Study Guide for Density Test 8th - seys


Science 8 with Ms. Seys Study Guide for Mass, Volume, and Density Test

Tuesday 10/28/08 Format:

 Multiple Choice  Short Answer: draw, define, describe, categorize, explain, etc.

Sources to Review for the Test:


Textbook readings from Matter and Energy, Sections 1.1 and 1.2 B.

Chapter 1 Review pages C.



Worksheets distributed in class The class Wiki (and documents posted there) SEPUP Activities: Analysis questions and vocabulary F.




Class notes Homework assignments Pop Quizzes: Volume by Displacement, Calculations Quiz In-class activities

Topics / Content Areas:

 What are the differences between matter, mass, weight, and volume?  How can we calculate density?     What are some ways we can identify unknown substances? How do we calculate displacement? How do we read a graduated cylinder? What are the formulas for volume (rectangular solid, cylinder, sphere)? How small is an atom?     How do atoms combine to form molecules? How are atoms and molecules always in motion? What units of measurement do scientists use to collect data? How can we use the measurement-calculation method AND the water displacement method to find the volume of object?


You should be able to define the following and apply what they mean. Definitions may come from class notes. Balance Graduated cylinder Gram/Kilogram Mass Weight Atom Molecule Volume Density Cubic centimeters (cm3) Milliliter (mL) Qualitative Quantitative Evidence Trade-offs Conductivity Reactivity Flammability

Sources to Review for the Quiz: Topics / Content Areas:

SEPUP Activities:

 7: Identifying Solids  8: Measuring Volume   9: Measuring Mass; Calculating Density 11: Choosing a Cleaner

Study Tips:

1. What safety rules should you always follow while doing a science laboratory? 2. Define the vocabulary. (Note: you don’t need to memorize these, but you should have an idea of what they mean so that you can use them in your writing) 3. Practice finding volume and calculating density of objects.

Sample Questions:





What is the standard unit for measuring mass? How could you find the volume of a rectangular box? Why is the volume of a rectangular object measured in cubic units? If you could break up a carbon dioxide molecule, would you still have carbon dioxide?