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Buoyancy: Integrating Science and Literature

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Integrate science and literature by using the scientific method to test the veracity of the floating peach described in Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach. Clips from a Bill Nye: The Science Guy episode about buoyancy frontload...
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A Weighty Issue

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Want to get your students motivated in science class? Given only a piece of aluminum foil, assign groups the task of designing a "barge" that will support the weight of a bunch of pennies.  The group who is able to put the most pennies...
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Sink or Float?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate whether different objects sink or float in water using the Scientific Method. They listen to the book "Christopher Columbus" by Stephen Krensky, identify the steps of the Scientific Method, conduct the sink or float...
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Why Do Some Things Float?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students recognize that density determines whether objects sink or float.  In 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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Sink or Float?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars predict and test different items to see if they sink or float. For 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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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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What is Density?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore physical science by conducting an in-class experiment. In this density activity, students define vocabulary terms dealing with physics and discuss their knowledge of density. Students conduct several "sink or float"...
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Heavy Ice: Day Five

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore physics by conducting a class experiment. In this density lesson, students examine a list of items and discuss whether they will sink or float and then determine their density. Students examine the objects over five days...
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Sink or Float?

For Teachers K
Pupils examine how weight and balance can effect if an item sinks or floats. They listen to the book "Who Sank the Boat?" by Pamela Allen, and discuss how the smallest animal sank the boat. Students then conduct an experiment in which...
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Will it Float or Sink?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore what objects will float or sink. They conduct an experiment with a flat piece of foil and a ball of foil in water and compare the differences, and design a boat out of aluminum foil that floats and holds weight.
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WHY DO SOME THINGS FLOAT WHILE OTHERS SINK

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore how density can cause things to sink or float by experimenting with a jar, oil and corn syrup.