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## Properties of Matter Circus and Density Circus

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**Property of Matter Circus:Measuring Volume**STATION 1. Measuring the volume of solids • Find the volume of a cube B. Find the volume of an irregular object (cork and rubber stopper)**STATION 2. Measuring the mass and volume of solids**Problem: Is the mass of the object equal to the space it takes up? Hypothesis:(Write a possible answer to the problem) Property of Matter Circus:MASS AND VOLUME • (don’t need to write this down) Procedure: • Measure 2g of either sand, cotton, or water (pick one) • Then find the volume of 2g for your chosen object. • Repeat step 1-2 for the other two objects. • Record your results in the table.**Density Circus: ACTIVITY 1**Density blocks: Use the cubes from your Properties of Matter Circus (share with group next to you) 1) Make a table in your book with 6 columns – material of block, mass, volume, density, prediction and results. 2) Calculate the density of each cube and record it in a table in your handout. 3) Make a prediction about which will float and which will sink. 4) Put the cubes in water and record your observations. 5) Explain your results in terms of density- why did they sink or float?**Density Circus: ACTIVITY 2**Looking at bread: 1) Place half a piece of bread carefully in the water. Did it float? 2) Now crush the other half of bread into a ball. What do you predict will happen – will it float or sink? Why? 3) Put the crushed piece into water to test your prediction. What did happen? Can you explain why in terms of density?**Density Circus: ACTIVITY 3**Density of clay: 1) Measure and calculate the density of the piece of clay. Show your calculations in your book/handout. 2) Cut the clay in half. Make a prediction about its density now and explain why. 3) Measure/calculate the density of the smaller piece of clay and record this in your notebook 4) What happened to the density?**CIRCUS QUESTIONS**1) Properties of Matter Circus How do you measure the following: (Explain and/or provide a diagram) a. mass of a solid, liquid b. volume of a liquid, a regular solid, and an irregular solid 2) Density Circus Write a summary paragraph explaining density and the factors that affect it. 3) Density Challenge How can you make the red water float on top of the blue water without adding anything extra to them.**Four Point Scale:**4- Exceeds Expectations 2- Approaching Expectations 3- Meets Expectations 1- Below Expectations