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LAB 3  Indirect Methods to Solve Problems (Lab)

PROBLEM:  
How can you determine the density of an irregularly shaped object?

HYPOTHESIS:  

MATERIALS:  Physical Science Volume; 100 ml graduated cylinders, balances that measures mass,  mass weights (optional)

PART 1.   Fill in the following data sheet:

 

OBJECT LEVEL BEFORE 
AND AFTER
VOLUME
Scoria
Aventurine
Feldspar
Marble
Magnetic marble
carriage bolt
Hex nut
round magnet
Copper
 
  1. Did any objects partially float?


     If they did, how would you measure the volume?

     

  2. Describe how you would determine the volume of an irregular object.

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