Can Density [the amount of mass something has per unit of volume (mass/volume)] be observe in the same way one can observe other properties of matter? It sure can. Let's have a look with this little experiment.
large clear jar
honey or syrup
solids (such as a cork, a small plastic toy, coin, grapes, etc.)
What to do:
2. Add the liquids to the jar one at a time. The order does not matter.
You can see density! The liquids separate and form layers based on their density and the solids float, sink, or do nothing based on theirs!
|We used a cork, a button, a green piece of chalk, a grape, a penny. And then we tried wood, a rock, & different sized grapes.|