This activity is designed to be used in the math classroom. It defines variable, formula, and density, and gives students the opportunity to practice calculating density by applying the density formula. Teachers are encouraged to incorporate experiments (perhaps in science) that allow students to explore the concept of density prior to applying the definition and formula. Students will be required to calculate density during Activity 4B Determination of Bone Density. Refer to the student handout "Applying the Density Formula" and the accompanying teacher answer sheet.
Calculation, density formula, density, mass, volume