Mass and Volume hands on activities

Into the Massive Void

Whatever you are, be a good one.

— Abraham Lincoln

It’s President’s Day.

And a 3 day weekend!

Most of you are probably relaxing or getting errands done for the week ahead. I spent the morning writing a seriously fantastic mass and volume unit for my resource room 8th graders.

I’ll start the unit with an explanation of the difference between mass and weight. I created a worksheet that explains how to calculate your weight on other planets which is kind of fun.

One of the trickiest things to teach in mass is measuring mass of different things. It’s easy to find the mass of a solid object but much harder to find the mass of a liquid or powder so I wrote labs to practice these skills.

Volume can be calculated if the object is a regular rectangular prism or other geometric figure, so I threw in a page of practicing length x width x height. And measuring volume of liquids is pretty easy for students to learn, but it’s much harder to use the displacement method to measure the volume of irregular solids. I included a worksheet for each of those skills. Finally, I wrote a lab measuring volume of liquids, regular solids, and irregular solids.

veteran science teacher writes her first blog about measuring mass and volume

After the mass and volume unit, we’ll learn about density. I’d love it if you’d check out my mass and volume unit here and give me some feedback.

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