Float and Sink

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We're not talking about the kitchen sink. Learners explore what types of objects sink and float in water in an inquiry-based lesson. With experimentation, they find similarities between materials that float and those that sink.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Connect pupil observations to the concept of density
Classroom Considerations
  • Collect and prepare materials prior to the activity
  • Part seven of an 11-part Inquiry in Action series
Pros
  • Includes questioning strategies
  • Makes use of common household materials
Cons
  • None
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