Students learn to measure mass, volume, and density while exploring intensive and extensive properties of matter.

This printable education experiment contains a detailed teachers' guide and single-page student worksheet for printing and distributing in the classroom.

Age Level

This activity in its existing format is appropriate for ages 14-18. It can be adapted for ages 10-13.


Physical science, chemistry.


  1. To illustrate the distinction between intensive and extensive properties.
  2. To expose students to common measuring instruments used in the lab.


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