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Density. Almost as annoying as gravity…. Density. Definition: mass per unit volume High Density: lots of molecules in one area Low Density: not many molecules in one area We use the term density when we talk about fluids Fluids can be a liquid or a gas That means :

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### Density

Almost as annoying as gravity…

Density

Definition: mass per unit volume

High Density: lots of molecules in one area

Low Density: not many molecules in one area

We use the term density when we talk about fluids

Fluids can be a liquid or a gas

That means:

Water…..is a fluid….in science

Air….is a fluid….in science

• Adding heat to a fluid will:
• Cause the molecules to move faster, which makes them expand & create more space between them
• Key word: Expands
• Removing heat from a fluid will:
• Cause the molecules to slow down, which makes them come in closer & remove space between them
• Key word: Contracts
Why YES there is a math formula!
• Density = mass / volume
• So if you know 2 of these, you can find the other.
• Mass is there  what other equations have mass in them?

SZYMANSKI STAAR TIP: you may need to use this formula to get the mass and then apply it to another formula to get the answer.

Can density of a fluid change?

Yes! If the temperature changes, you can expect the density of the fluid to change.

Look at the data that Mrs. Szymanski has given you. With your group, determine how the density of water changes with temperature. (5 min)

As __________ increases/decreases, ___________ increases/decreases

Density of Water

As the temperature INCREASES, the density DECREASES

Directions:

• Fold the paper in half
• On the left: draw the water molecules if the density was high (use only 20 molecules)
• On the right: draw the water molecules if the density was low (use only 20 molecules)
Density of Air