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Penny Lab
In this activity, students measure volume, mass, and calculate density for pennies of different ages as well as for a copper sample. They will answer questions about their measurements, and use internet resources to write paragraphs about the cause of the pattern they observed in their measurements of mass, and pose and answer a question about what they have discovered.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lab activity
  • Physics
Technical requirements:
Lesson requires Microsoft Word
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2005, Nicole LaDue
DLESE Catalog ID: NYIC-000-000-000-016
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Nicole LaDue
John Jay High School

Contact: Steve Kluge
No institutional affiliation