Monday, October 6, 2008


We have been playing the role of "science detectives" in gifted the past two weeks. We have been piecing together clues to learn about how things work. We have been asking questions, making observations and predictions, testing ideas, changing variables, analizing our data, and sharing our results. These skills are part of the process that we call scientific inquiry. We have been learning about density through scientific inquiry. There is nothing magical about density. It is simply the mass of a substance or object relative to the amount of space it takes up. We have been testing the density of different liquids. You can check out this Zoom video and find out more.

Teachers' Domain, Density and Buoyancy: Testing Liquids, published January 22, 2004, retrieved on

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