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Earth Science Density Kits

By: The Flinn Staff

Earth Science and Rock Density Laboratory Kit for geology makes finding the densities of rock easy. Learn to determine the densities of various objects and investigate the densities of your own rock samples.

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Find the densities of rocks—it’s easy with this basic density kit! Students first learn to determine the densities of various objects, then investigate the densities of their own rock samples. Combine this activity with a field activity on rocks. Includes aluminum bar, aluminum cubes, two spheres, a metric ruler, detailed instruction sheet. Rock samples, balance and graduated cylinder are required and available separately.

Individual kit has enough materials for one lab group of 23 students. Classroom set includes enough materials for 15 groups.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter

Crosscutting Concepts


Performance Expectations

HS-PS1-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to gather evidence to compare the structure of substances at the bulk scale to infer the strength of electrical forces between particles.