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Nature's Density Column

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Nature provides density columns in the polar regions that provides food for many animals. Young scientists build their own density columns with water in order to answer analysis questions. Through a slideshow presentation, scholars compare their laboratory observations with those from scientists in the Bering Sea.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Create a density column of different oils before this lesson
  • Locate the Bering Sea on a map if pupils aren't familiar with the location
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes prior knowledge of density
  • Highlights all vocabulary words
  • Integrates science and math
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