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Atoms and Matter (3-6)Add to list Details
In this activity, learners build models of atoms and molecules, then consider their role in different phases of matter, density, and mixtures and solutions.
Forces on the Human Molecule
In this physical activity, two lines of learners link hands and arms to model a beam subject to various loading schemes.
Uplifting Force: Buoyancy & DensityAdd to list Details
In this investigation, learners explore the force known as buoyancy by placing various objects into water and observing how they behave (for example, which sink more quickly, which float, how much wat
In this activity, learners use marshmallows and gum drops to construct seven models of molecules. Learners classify (solid, liquid or gas) and draw diagrams of the molecules.
Atoms and Matter (K-2)Add to list Details
In this activity, learners explore atoms as the smallest building blocks of matter. With adult help, learners start by dividing play dough in half, over and over again.
Below the Surface: Surface Tension IIAdd to list Details
In this activity learners explore surface tension. Why are certain objects able to float on the surface of water and how do detergents break the surface tension of water?
This is a quick activity (on page 2 of the PDF under Gecko Feet Activity) about the forces of gravity and surface tension and how their behavior is influenced by size.
Breaking the Tension: Surface Tension 1Add to list Details
Learners explore how the attractive forces between water molecules create surface tension and allow certain objects to float on the surface of water.
Moving On Up: Capillary Action 1Add to list Details
Over the course of several days, learners explore the property of water that helps plants move water from roots to leaves or gives paper towels the capacity to soak up water.
Moving On Up: Capillary Action IIAdd to list Details
Learners explore capillary action in plants (such as plants ability to move water from roots to leaves) in an investigation called Paper Blooms.
Stuck on You: AdhesionAdd to list Details
Learners explore water adhesion and learn about why water molecules are more strongly attracted to some substances than others.