Making Sense of Density

Grade 7 / Science / Lab Work
CCSS: ELA.W.7.1b ELA.RST.7.3 ELA.RST.7.7

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing

7

7th Grade

1b

Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

a. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.

b. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.

d. Establish and maintain a formal style.

e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RST

Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-€“12

7

7th Grade

3

Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RST

Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-€“12

7

7th Grade

7

Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).

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Lesson Objective
Students perform a lab to explain why density = mass/volume
Length
6 min
Questions to Consider
How does the use of technology enhance student understanding?
What strategies are used to check for individual understanding throughout the lab?
What might be overlooked if Mr. Treadgold did not ask probing questions as each group completed the activity?
Support Materials Below
Lesson plan, teacher information
Common Core Standards
ELA.W.7.1b, ELA.RST.7.3, ELA.RST.7.7

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Making Sense of Density

Grade 7 / Science / Lab Work

Making Sense of Density