Testing Materials to Learn About Their Properties

Storing food in plastic makes more sense than storing it in paper. Young learners research the properties of these materials along with aluminum foil. They then connect the properties of the materials to their usefulness by completing a graphic organizer.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask pupils to use their strength tests to assess additional materials and compare results
Classroom Considerations
  • Allow time to collect and prepare materials prior to the activity
  • Second installment of an 11-part series
Pros
  • Provides a description of each activity as well as expected results
  • Emphasizes scientific vocabulary throughout
Cons
  • None
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