Liquid Density

Density is a measurement of mass relative to the volume of an object! A small rock has more density than a large rubber raft which is why the rock would sink in water and the rubber raft will float. You can calculate the density of an object using the following equation: density = mass/volume.

In this activity you will explore the densities of liquids and see if you can layer them without them mixing!

Liquid Density

Watch as Miss Amelia demonstrates how to layer liquids that are different densities.

For more information on this topic, check out the following websites:


“Density Of Different States | Matter | Physics | FuseSchool”:

“Density – Why does oil float on water?”:

“Float or Sink – Cool Science Experiment”:

Classroom teachers! Download the student worksheet and instructor guide to complete activity with your students.

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