ERIC Number: ED303336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Density: A Definition, a Concept, or Both?
Gaides, G. Edward
Insights into Open Education, v21 n5 Jan-Feb 1989
Many words which have been treated in the denotative sense are actually connotative in nature. That is to say that citing a definition or stating a fact should not be a learning goal. Rather, a "conceptualization" should be what teachers are striving for. A series of activities dealing with density have been provided for demonstrations or laboratory type lessons at the elementary level. Activities include: (1) "Blocks of Wood"; (2) "Salt Water-Fresh Water"; (3) "Hot Water-Cold Water"; (4) "Liquid A-Liquid B"; and (5) "Blocks of Wood in Salt and Fresh Water." The materials needed, procedures, and explanations for each activity are described. (YP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Center for Teaching and Learning.