a PLAYCHEM experiment
DENSITY of an IRREGULAR OBJECT
Matter is defined as something having mass and occuping space.
The ratio of mass to space occupied is called DENSITY.
Mathematically, DENSITY is defined as.............. Density = Mass/Volume
One method of determining density involves measuring both weight and volume. Weight is measured using a balance. There are several ways of measuring the Volume of an object.
Method 2. can take on some sophisticated logic and that is the case for this experiment. The objects you will measure will have some irregularity so you will measure their volume using the concept of buoyancy in a liquid. As a brief introduction:
To determine the density of your UNKNOWN Object, you will make three weighings involving a container of water with or without your object. You will also need the density of water. Two of the weighings you will make are shown below.