Physical Properties Density :

by Martha Day, Ed.D., Anthony Carpi, Ph.D.


Am I Dense?SparTech - Hands-on lab exercise illustrates density and buoyancy concepts.

Further Exploration

Density CalculationsFordham Prep – Lesson describing the concept of density and measurements used to calculate density.

Metric Density and Specific GravityG. Speer – A brief description of density and specific gravity.

Understanding Air DensityUSA Today – A detailed explanation of changes in air density and its effects.




News & Events

Mountain Climbing and Air DensityNOVA

Bone Density and Cigarette SmokeTufts University

Ultra Low-Density LiquidsAmerican Institute of Physics

Current Science NewsNews from around the world of science.


Google ScholarGoogle - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.


Buoyancy in a SubmarineHow Stuff Works – Descriptive animation explains how a submarine changes buoyancy.

Buoyant ForceNational Taiwan Normal U. - Java Applet shows how buoyancy changes with density.

Density Conversion CalculatorAmerican Institute of Physics - Online calculator converts between different units of density.

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
287-212 b.c.

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