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76 resources with the concept sinking and floating

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Carbon Dioxide - Sources and Sinks

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Where does all of the carbon dioxide come from that is supposedly leading to climate change? Earth science pupils test animal, plant, and fossil fuels as sources in this investigation. Using an indicator, BTB, they are able to detect the...
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Floating and Sinking - An Investigation

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
A simple and effective presentation could be helpful for your young scientists. Learners consider whether or not a piece of wood, glass, cork, brick, and ice will float or sink when placed in water. After the class has made their...
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Why Do Some Things Float?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students recognize that density determines whether objects sink or float.  For this sink or float lesson, students experiment with plastic in three liquids. students drop their objects into the liquids and observe and record their results.
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Will It Sink Or Float?

For Teachers 1st
Learners develop their understanding of buoyancy and density related to sinking and floating. They investigate which objects sink and float through experimentation. They determine that different substances sink or float depending on...
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Physical Science- Sink or Float?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners investigate which objects sink and which ones float. Learners engage in an experiment, make predictions, and record results on a graphic organizer. This is a comprehensive and easy to follow resource.
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Sink or Float?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Have your class explore density and buoyancy using this resource. Learners read the book Who Sank the Boat, and use several items, such as rubber balls, bottle caps, wood, and other household items to conduct an experiment. Using a tub...
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What Objects Sink and What Objects Float Science Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Get your special ed students exploring science. They conduct an experiment to determine why certain objects sink and why certain objects float. This lesson is intended for 1st/2nd graders with sever to profound cognitive disabilities.
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Sink or Float?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students predict and test different items to see if they sink or float. In this sink and float lesson plan, students predict whether an item is buoyant or not, and learn that size and weight do not matter when it comes to buoyancy.
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Leaky Seal

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Junior high schoolers explore possible theories for the cause of the Hunley submarine sinking. Through hands on activities, they investigate how to create a waterproof seal. Afterwards, they discuss how seals work and various...
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Will It Sink or Float?

For Teachers 3rd
Learners conduct a science experiment to determine whether a variety of objects will sink or float. They discuss the concept of density, and then make predictions about whether the objects will sink or float. They then conduct the...
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Sink It

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Introduce your class to the concept of sinking and floating. In groups, they classify objects after making predictions about which materials will sink or float. They record their results and create graphs and charts to share with the class.
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Will It Sink Or Float?

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Have your class predict whether objects will sink or float in water. Learners consider a data table of mass, volume and whether the object sank or floated. They develop an evidence-based explanation for the results.
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Sink/Float Discovery bottle

For Teachers K - 4th
Investigate which items float and which ones sink using this resource.  Learners participate in an activity in which they investigate this phenomena. Then they describe the experimental process, and learn how to display their results.
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What Objects Sink and What Objects Float

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Special needs students explore why certain objects sink or float. They will make predictions on what objects will sink or float. Students conduct an experiment using a large bowl of water and several objects and test their predictions....
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What is Density?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners explore physical science by conducting an in-class experiment. In this density lesson, students define vocabulary terms dealing with physics and discuss their knowledge of density. Learners conduct several "sink or float"...
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Types of Marine Debris

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students conduct an experiment.  In this marine debris and environment protection lesson, students categorize trash into piles, predict whether these trash items will sink, float or be picked up and carried by the wind and then test...
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Why Do Certain Things Float, While Some Sink?

For Teachers 1st
First graders conduct an experiment. For this density lesson, 1st graders work in groups to test 10 different objects to see which ones sink and float. Students discuss why certain objects float and others do not.
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Sink or Swim

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students explore sinking and floating.  In this buoyancy lesson, students conduct an investigation dealing with regular and diet soda. Students drop various soda cans into water and then discuss why some float and some sink. 
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What's The Matter: A Sinker or Floater?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students conduct an experiment. In this water lesson, students watch the lesson "Float and Sink" on an interactive website. Students learn how to test items in water and then work in groups to test their items. Students discuss their...
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Dragon Boats

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students create a model boat. In this art lesson plan, students identify what makes a boat float and use milk cartons to create their own boat.
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Sinking and Floating

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students examine why some objects float or sink. In this physics lesson, students engage in several mini-experiments which challenge them to draw their own conclusions regarding why certain objects sink or float. An example of one...
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I'm Warm Now

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders graph how much water is wasted while waiting for it to get warm in the spigot in the sink. In this graphing lesson plan, student first predict how much water is wasted. That night they test it out at home and the next day...
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Sink or Float?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students will determine whether various objects sink or float in water. They do not need to explain why objects sink or float. They are rather to be encouraged to observe that the same objects will sink or float every time, i.e., that...
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1st Grade - Act. 19: Will it Float?

For Teachers 1st
First graders drop items into water, and discuss why some things float and others sink.