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Density Match-Up Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 7 pages | Grades: 6

A set of 30 match-up cards to practice calculating density.

Use this resource when students are learning how to calculate the density of a substance using its mass and volume.

Print out the resource on cardstock and cut out the match-up cards. Store in a resealable bag to be used again and again.

Ways to Use This Resource in the Classroom:

  • Put the match-up cards in a Science center and have students match the substance to the correct density card.
  • Use a few of the task cards as a quick warm-up or exit ticket. Find the 2 or 3 substance cards you want to use and project them on the board for the whole class to see. Have them find the density and write it on a sticky note along with their name for an easy formative assessment!
  • Have student-pairs play a concentration-style game! Flip the cards face down making two 3 x 5 grids – one using the substance cards, the other using the density cards. Students flip over a substance card and a density card. If they match, the student keeps the pair. If they do not match, the student turns the cards back face down, and play goes to the next player.
  • Make stations around the room, placing a substance card and a density card at each station. Some of them should match and some should not. Students rotate through the stations making note of which stations are a match, and which are not.

Use the drop-down menu to choose between the PDF or Google slides version. An answer key is included in the download.


This resource was created by Gaby Perez, a teacher in Texas and a Teach Starter Collaborator.

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