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Absorb & Repel
In this activity, learners investigate how different materials repel or absorb water. Learners use spray bottles to explore how everyday items like sponges, cardboard, feathers, etc.
Earth's Energy Cycle: AlbedoAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners experiment and observe how the color of materials that cover the Earth affects the amounts of sunlight our planet absorbs.
Number Sense and Computation: Soak It Up
In this math lesson, learners compare products to determine the best product.
Ruminating on the Digestive System
In this activity, learners will review the functions of basic digestive organs, understand how diet affects digestion, understand how digestive tracks may differ, and then step outside to compare the
What's So Special about Water: AbsorptionAdd to list Details
In this activity about water's cohesive and adhesive properties and why water molecules are attracted to each other, learners test if objects repel or absorb water.
See the World Through Color-Filtering Lenses
In this activity, learners examine how colored lenses act like filters and absorb all colors of light except for the color of the lenses.
Water: Clearly Unique!Add to list Details
In this activity on page 4 of the PDF (Water in Our World), learners conduct some quick and easy tests to determine the differences between water and other liquids that look very similar to water.
What Causes Wind?Add to list Details
In this sunny day experiment, learners measure and compare how quickly light and dark colored materials absorb heat.
Doghouse DesignAdd to list Details
This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Doghouse Design) is a full inquiry investigation into absorption and reflection of radiant energy.
The Carbon Cycle: How It WorksAdd to list Details
In this game, learners walk through an imaginary Carbon Cycle and explore the ways in which carbon is stored in reservoirs and the processes that transport the carbon atom from one location to another
Canned HeatAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore how light and dark colored objects absorb the Sun's radiations at different rates.
In this outdoor water activity, learners explore how to change the direction of water flow. Learners make puddles in dirt or use existing puddles and sticks to make water flow.
In this art meets chemistry activity, early learners discover the almost magical absorbent properties of salt while creating ethereal watercolor paintings.
Exploring A HydrogelAdd to list Details
In this activity on page 10 of the PDF, learners develop an experiment to answer the following question: "How much water can the hydrogel in a baby diaper hold?" Use this activity to explore polymers,
Build an Overhead Projector Spectroscope
This activity guide includes instructions for building a spectroscope using a standard classroom overhead projector.
Super SoakerAdd to list Details
In this activity (page 1 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Bogs), learners will test cups full of potting soil, sand, and sphagnum moss to see which earth material is able to soak up the most water.