Lesson 17
Volume and Density
Lesson Narrative
In this lesson, students apply volume problemsolving concepts to situations involving density, which is defined as the mass of a substance per unit volume. Density is an important concept for many modeling applications.
Students are attending to precision (MP6) when they track and convert units through the course of these tasks.
Learning Goals
Teacher Facing
 Comprehend that density (in spoken and written language) is mass per unit of volume.
 Use volume formulas and the concept of density to solve problems.
Student Facing
 Let’s use volume and density to solve problems.
Required Materials
Learning Targets
Student Facing
 I can solve problems involving density and volume.
 I know that the density of an object is the ratio between its mass and its volume.
CCSS Standards
Glossary Entries

density
The mass of a substance per unit volume.