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NASA Spotlites videos are short (90-120 second) student-produced videos designed to address science misconceptions. The videos are used within classroom-ready 5E lessons that utilize interactive technologies. Lessons foster conceptual change and deeper understanding of scientific vocabulary.


Students often have a difficult time understanding that the density of a material is not dependent on the amount of the material.

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Interactive Lesson: Density


Student producers from Arlington Public Schools in Arlington, Virginia, confront the misconception that density of materials is dependent on the amount of material present. For example, the density of a small piece of a particular mineral is not the same as the density of a larger sample of that same mineral.