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eBook
Rice University

College Physics for AP® Courses

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Take a look at an organized physics course. The 34-section electronic textbook covers material in AP® Physics 1 and 2. Teachers use the text to supplement lectures and have the class work through the labs. Each section contains multiple...
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Lesson Plan
Virginia Department of Education

Physical and Chemical Properties of Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can you effectively provide detailed concepts of water properties to your high school class in a way they find exciting and challenging at the same time? By letting them play, of course! Through a variety of experiments, pupils...
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Lesson Plan
Baylor College

What Makes Water Special?

For Teachers K - 5th
Get close up and personal with a drop of water to discover how the polarity of its molecules affect its behavior. Elementary hydrologists split and combine water droplets, and also compare them to drops of oil. Much neater than placing a...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Physical Properties of Matter

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Five fabulous procedures introduce physics or chemistry classes to special properties of matter. They discover adhesion and cohesion, solubility, melting and boiling points, and viscosity through hands-on experiences. Tests are...
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Lesson Plan
K20 LEARN

The Attraction is REAL

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How attractive is your intermolecular forces lesson plan? Draw your class in with an activity that includes research, presentation, and demonstrations. Chemistry scholars work together to create claims about the each intermolecular...
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Activity
Teach Engineering

Balancing Liquid on a Coin: How Intermolecular Forces Work

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Let knowledge of chemistry flow like water. Future scientists conduct two different experiments to investigate the properties of water. They learn about surface tension and cohesion as they see how many drops of water they can place on a...
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PPT
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Biology Junction

Water Properties and More

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know many insects use cohesion or surface tension to walk on water? Using a presentation, scholars learn the more important properties of water. It extends into the concepts of solutions, suspensions, pH, and more.
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Lesson Plan
DiscoverE

A Clever Way to Water

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Your plants will survive without you. Scholars create a device that can water plants using a coiled string. Along the way, they learn about adhesion and cohesion of water. The challenge is to keep the plants alive for at least a week.
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Activity
DiscoverE

Make Your Own Glue

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
You won't regret being stuck with this activity. By mixing a variety of household items, pupils create their own glue. They test the tensile strength of their glue and compare it to that of other adhesives.
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Lesson Plan
LABScI

Surface Tension: Liquids Stick Together

For Students 9th - 12th
Use science to help you walk on water! Young scientists explore the properties of liquids including cohesion, adhesion, and surface tension. They use graphs to compare different liquids and make predictions about their molecular attraction.
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Teach Engineering

Surface Tension Basics

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Back to the basics (of surface tension). The first installment of a nine-part series teaches young scholars about the basics of surface tension and how it relates to water droplets. They also learn how this concept allows for the...
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Teach Engineering

Measuring Surface Tension

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
How do you measure surface tension? The fifth installment of a nine-part series is an experiment where young scientists use tubes of different sizes to measure surface tension. They calculate the average and standard deviation of the...
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Teach Engineering

Exploring Capillary Action

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Explore capillary action from different perspectives. In the fourth installment of a nine-part series, scholars perform several experiments to observe capillary action. They look at the meniscus of water in a glass, observe capillary...
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Teach Engineering

Capillarity – Measuring Surface Tension

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
How do cohesion and adhesion work together? The third installment of a nine-part series teaches young scientists the difference between adhesion and cohesion. They also learn how cohesion and adhesion work together to cause capillary...
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Teach Engineering

Surface Tension Lab

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
What constitutes a good soap bubble? In the second installment of a nine-part series, scholars apply their understanding of surface tension to soap bubbles. They experiment to determine the best solutions to use for the...
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PPT
Urbana School District

Fluids

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
In 1879, Sir William Crookes discovered the fourth state of matter, plasma. The presentation covers states of matter, phase changes, density, pressure Pascal's Principle, buoyant force, Archimedes' Principle, Bernoulli's Principle,...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

AP: Chapter 36: Transport in Plants

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
When you need a review worksheet for your AP biologists on water and nutrient transport in plants, this one is for you! From the simple stuctures involved to the complex mechanisms that make it happen, the details of transport are...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Call Me Bond, Hydrogen Bond

For Students 7th - 10th
As amazing as James Bond is, the surface tension of water does not allow him to walk on it! In this series of little lab activities, physical scientists play with the properties of water due to the hydrogen bonds and resulting polarity....
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Student Reading - The Unique Properties of Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Without water there would be no life on this planet. Biology learners find out why by reading this handout. Create a worksheet of questions to answer after the reading. Follow it up with quick demonstrations or laboratory activities that...
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PPT
Curated OER

Water:Properties, Chapter 3

For Teachers 11th
Hydrogen bonds, and polarity are described in this PowerPoint, and the reasons for tension and cohesion associated with water.  The states of water under certain conditions are explained with information about the changes in density and...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Walking Magic

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conduct experiment with water striders by placing the insect in two different solutions and discuss their observations. They discover that weight and surface area are important factors in their experiment.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

How Many Drops of Water Can Fit on a Penny?

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Using a simple method, learners explore gravity, cohesion, and adhesion. They perform an experiment in which they determine how many drops of water can fit on a penny. Afterwards, they discuss their results.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Sewer Lice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students observe demonstrations that show adhesion, cohesion, equilibrium density, pressure of gases and solubility. In this gases lesson plan, students observe a demonstration of raisins, spaghetti, and popcorn moving up and down in...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Surface Tension of Water

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students investigate surface tension, adhesion and cohesion. In this surface tension lesson plan, students complete 3 activities to better understand the concepts of surface tension, adhesion and cohesion. Students add drops of water to...