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Surprising Science for Kids: Sink or Float? NGSS

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Perform seven hands-on, dynamic demonstrations related to density.

Ciencias Sorprendentes para Niños: ¿Se hundirá o flotará? (SPANISH)

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Perform seven hands-on, dynamic demonstrations - In Spanish!

Description

Our exclusive Surprising Science for Kids: Sink or Float? kit includes just about everything young scientists need to perform seven hands-on, dynamic demonstrations related to density. Get ready to experiment with a variety of safe, durable, age-appropriate materials in order to answer the question, Will it sink or will it float... and WHY? Abstract concepts such as density, mass, volume, weight, and displacement are all brought vividly to life. Perfect as a gift, a rainy day activity, or as part of a tabletop science station. Comes with a full-color, 15-page activity guide filled with helpful background information and clear instructions for each experiment. For grades 3-6.

Included in this kit:
  • 1 Ping Pong Ball
  • 1 Rock
  • Pumice Sample
  • Ironwood Sample
  • 2 Squares of Aluminum Foil
  • 1 Diving Submarine
  • 1 Lava Lamp Kit
  • 1 Jellyfish Diver
  • 1 Yen Coin
  • 1 Paper Clip
  • 1 Pipet
  • 1 Liter Bottle

NGSS

This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.

Suggested Science Idea(s)

K-PS2-1
K-PS2-2
2-PS1-1
2-PS1-2
K-2-ETS1-1
K-2-ETS1-2
3-PS2-1
3-PS2-2
5-PS1-1
5-PS1-3
3-5-ETS1-2
3-5-ETS1-3
MS-PS1-1
MS-PS1-2
MS-PS2-2
MS-PS3-5
MS-ETS1-3
MS-ETS1-4
MS-ESS2-2
MS-ESS2-1
HS-PS2-2
HS-PS3-3
HS-PS3-4
HS-ETS1-2
HS-ESS1-2
HS-ESS2-3

The Jellyfish Cartesian Diver can be used by students to study the principle of density. Cartesian divers demonstrate opposing forces of buoyancy (upward) and gravity (downward). The fun comes when students squeeze the bottle to change the density of the diver. Students can take a simplistic or an advanced mathematical approach to the physics problem.

Students can use the Mini Lava Lamp in an investigation of density and chemistry. Have students sketch the various events during construction of the Mini Lava Lamp. Shake up the tube and let students sketch the various motions of the liquids.

Continue the investigation with a simple study of thermodynamics. How do the liquids in the Mini-Lava Lamp react to the properties of heat and cold? What are the relationships between density and heat?

Place the Mini Lava Lamp in a container of warm water. How do the liquids react? Place the Mini Lava Lamp into a container of ice water. Record the findings with pictures, descriptions or photos or even a slow motion video taken with a cell phone.

These investigations give students opportunities to explore thermodynamics--a branch of physics that deals with heat and temperature and their relation to energy and properties of matter.

 

* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

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