Density Lab Report Due THIS THURSDAY, 3/5
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    Lesson Plans for the Week of:  3/2
    [Please note that these lesson are guides for the week but may be modified as the week goes on as adjustments are usually made based on what is accomplished each day and what changes are required in order to maximize the learning]
    • Distance vs Displacement Flipgrid Research
    • Distance vs Displacement Flipgrid 
    • Distance vs Displacement Flipgrid
    • Lab Report Due!!!
    • Speed/Average Speed Review
    • Speed Worksheet


    • Acceleration Notes


    Upcoming Tests/Projects
    Density Lab Report
    The instructions for the Density Lab Report was handed out on Friday, 2/14 and there will be just undere 3 weeks to work on it. For another copy of the instructions, click here

    Suggested Time Line

    Sat, 2/15 - Have Google Doc formatted along with all section headings

    Tues, 2/18 - Complete Procedures section

    Fri, 2/21 - Complete Introduction

    Sun, 2/23 – Everything through Procedures is typed

    Wed, 2/26 – Everything except Results is complete

    Fri, 2/28 – Have report reviewed and proofread, must be perfect

    Sun, 3/1 – All calculations completed by hand

    Tues, 3/3 – Picture drawn and labeled by hand

    Wed, 3/4 – Final review of everything & turn in a day early



    Tips for Success


    Make this an ELA worthy paragraph

    Your first sentence should not be a definition

    Be very careful of choppy sentences – do not just list fact after fact after fact.

    Give a detailed example of how you can identify an unknown substance by its density



    If substances separate out by their densities, then I predict the following order from least dense to greatest: oil, button, water, syrup, soap, Legos piece, straw, wooden bead.



    Do not forget your introduction sentence

    There should only be 5 bullet points




    For part 1 just explain how you found the density of just water and then your last step in this part will be “Repeat these steps for the remaining 4 liquids”

    For part 2 make sure you are very clear in which liquids you added pouring straight down the graduated cylinder with a spotter and then which ones you tilted for

    Also in part 2 explain the steps in adding one solid object and then your last step will be “Repeat steps XXXX for the remaining 5 objects



    Do not write in any margin

    When you are typing just leave a HUGE gap for the Result section.

    When you start working on this section by hand, type the name of each liquid leaving a huge gap between each one knowing that however much space you leave will be wrong. Print out the page and carefully write out all the calculations for just water and then you will know exactly how much space you need for each liquid so go back and make adjustments.

    Highly recommend that you place a lined piece of paper under your copy paper so you can see the straight lines to write on

    Neatness is VERY important

    There should be no noticeable eraser marks

    You must show the "raw" answer to 3 decimal points and then rounded to the tenths. 

    The calculations for each liquid should take up the same amount of space. To space it out you should type the name of each liquid but that is the ONLY thing that you allowed to type in this section

    Make sure there is enough room for your graduated cylinder picture – it has to be14 cm in height and if you need to move it to the next page do so even if it leaves a big gap

    Do not forget to add the rounded densities for each liquid (not the solids)


    Analysis Questions

    #1 Since all hypothesis were wrong you will start off by saying “My hypothesis was proven incorrect.” You will then list your order in sentence form and then in the next sentence you will list the correct order. No bullet points, just long sentences.

    #2 This answer will consist of a sentence and then 6 bullet points

    Relative Densities of the solids must be in numbers and units - do not refer to liquids



    It is massively important that every student and parent/guardian reads the 2019-2020 Science Syllabus. This outlines the grading policies, expectations, lab safety contract, and how to guarantee success in Science class this year. 
    If you ever have ANY questions you must reach out to me to get help. Besides just coming up to me and asking your question, here are 2 easy ways to get your questions answers:
    1) Email - my email address is paul.strauss@dvusd.org and know that I check it several times each night at home.  
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