Science Lab Experiment: Specific Gravity
Demonstration: Specific Gravity
Object: To find the specific gravity of a substance. Specific gravity
is a term used to describe the relation of the weight of objects
to the weight of an equal volume of water.
Materials: graduated cylinder, beaker, overflow can, triple beam balance,
Method: The materials were set up as shown in the diagram. The rock
was first weighed. Then the volume of an equal amount of water
was found and recorded. This water was weighed and the result
Data: Weight of the rock sample = 148 grams
Volume of water displaced = 46 ml
Volume of rock sample = 46 ml
Observations: The weight of the rock was found to be 3.2 times the weight of water.
Conclusions: A specific gravity of 3.2 for the rock sample was determined.