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Temperature Affects Dissolving

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Stir chocolate drink mix into hot and cold water to see if there is a difference in how quickly it dissolves. Number three in a six-lesson unit on dissolving, this installment investigates the effect of temperature. If you consult the...
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Dissolving a Substance in Different Liquids

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Second of six lessons in a unit on dissolving, this one focuses on how sugar behaves in different liquids. Learners stir it into water, alcohol, and oil and make observations. This lesson can stand alone, but is best used as part of the...
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Defining Dissolving

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Physical science investigators mix sugar and food coloring into different cups of water and cooking oil to compare how the solid and liquid behave in each. As the introduction to this unit on dissolving, it is relevant.
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Using the Combining Test to Identify Unknown Liquids

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Once investigators have learned how their mystery liquids interact with water during the preceding activity, they now use their observations to identify them. This is an ideal conclusion to the mini unit on the properties of water. 
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Using Color to See How Liquids Combine

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Blue-tinted water is added to unknown liquids that have been tinted yellow to find out how they interact. This is a memorable activity that is part of an investigation on the properties of liquids, which is part of a unit on the...
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Recrystallization Test

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Crystallize the answer to the question that has been investigated since the first of four lessons: What is the unknown crystal? Pupils have examined, crushed, and dissolved four samples plus an unknown as an exploration of the properties...
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Curious Crystals

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Crystals are more than meets the eye! Can learners tell them apart simply by observation? As they examine five samples with a magnifier, they find that appearance alone is not enough. This serves as an introduction to a mini unit on...
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Mysterious M&M's

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
The first in a six-lesson mini unit, all using M&Ms® candies, this physical science activity gets kids to observe a single piece and discover what happens when it is placed in a plate of water. The activity can be used to introduce...
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Writing Task 6.EE.2 Item 3

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Wondering how well your students can solve algebraic equations, but don't have time for a long assessment? Look no further than this simple exit card. Given both a division and multiplication equation, learners must solve for each...
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Pasta Genetics

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Four different-shaped and dyed pasta types represent four different alleles. Following a guide sheet, young geneticists practice randomly selecting alleles and discover the traits of the resulting offspring. This is a fun and solid...
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Disappearing Act

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Crafty critters are camouflaged to escape predators, and crafty science pupils can construct a camouflage demonstration. They work with a partner to show that as a camouflaged animal moves, it becomes more visible. 
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The Baseball Scorecard

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Are you coaching baseball and out of scorecards for your next game? Print one of the documents found in this resource and don't miss the opportunity to track your team's progress. While the primary resource is a standard scorecard to...
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Kindergarten Worksheet

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Give a kindergarten resource sheet to the parents in your classroom to help them track their kids' progress. Activities that kindergartners should master include identifying letters of the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, and parts of...
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Best Friends MiniBook

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Share this printable book with young readers and teach them what it means to be best friends with someone. This short, lighthearted story is perfect for primary-aged learners still developing their foundational reading skills. 
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Pupil

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Give pupils a magnifier, a mirror, and a flashlight so that they can examine their own pupils. As they shine a light on their eyes, the light is shone on how this structure dilates and contracts to control how much is allowed into the...
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Your Birthday is a Math Problem!

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
What better way to celebrate students' birthdays than by creating original math problems? In this open ended challenge, young mathematicians must make numerical expressions using parentheses, exponents, and three other operations that...