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Film Canister Density Challenge

In chemistry, we did a density challenge this week. Students had to calculate the maximum amount of sand that could be placed in a film canister so that it still floated. We tested our canisters today, and every canister floated!

I ordered a set of 24 film canisters from Amazon especially for this lab. The lids were a bit hard to get on/off, but they worked perfectly for this activity.

Anonymous

Saturday 18th of November 2017

Hi Sarah - Can you recommend what source(s) you're using to teach yourself physics? I am hoping to do the same, but am not sure where to start. I think you said you had your husband's old textbook (?). My daughter is in AP Physics in school, but her teacher doesn't use a textbook (he uses classroom discussions to teach the students), so I find it hard to help her or understand the basics. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give!! And thank you for all of the useful information you share with the blog world!! Katy