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Students test the stickiness of natural substances. In this adhesion as a property of matter lesson plan, students build a tool to test the adhesion of natural "glues" such as honey, peanut butter, flour and water paste, and jelly. Students collect and record data and share their results with the class.
Students test the adhesive strength of different tapes. For this adhesive lesson, students conduct an experiment to test the shear strength of the adhesives, take measurements, record data, and draw conclusions to explain each product's usefulness.
Students investigate the strength of different adhesives. In this physical science activity, students compare the force needed to peel adhesive tapes from a surface. They analyze collected data and make a generalization.
Students perform classroom experiments to observe adhesion. They perform a second experiment using sand, salt, water, and a heat lamp to observe the principle of capillary action. They also experiment with adhesion in plants.
Young scholars research on the history of adhesives. For this science lesson, students select one test to use in finding the stickiness of adhesives. They collect data and formulate a conclusion.
Students investigate quality products. In this Physical Science lesson plan, students will test three different types of caulking. The students are looking for the caulk with the best adhesion after two days of curing.
Fifth graders examine the concepts of cohesion and adhesion. They conduct a class experiment, predicting and observing what happens when a paper towel is placed between two cups of colored water, and recording the results.
Students investigate how plants transport water and nutrients through the plant. In this transportation in plants lesson plan, students use glass tubing, celery stalks, food coloring and leaves from plants to observe adhesion and cohesion of water up the tube and stalk. They also observe the stomata in plants and explain the transpiration theory of how water moves in and out of the cells.
Students explore the properties of water. In this cross curriculum art and physical science lesson, students experiment with a variety of materials to demonstrate the cohesive forces and adhesion of water. Students create a water color wash noting how the properties of water effect their painting.
Students explore the properties of different adhesives. In this physics lesson, students construct a building structure and determine what glue to use in the process. They present their design in class.
Students investigate the adhesion conditions and surface for using post it notes. In this post it notes lesson plan, students discover the adhesive properties, test the notes for strength, and interpret data and draw conclusions.
Young scholars demonstrate adhesive, cohesive and surface tension properties of water. They show how water can adhere to pollution molecules. Each activity demonstrates how water flow is affected by surface tension, adhesion and cohesion.
Students review background information about water tension and adhesive forces on sand. For this sand science lesson, students visit a beach and have a sand building competition near water and away from it. Students discuss water tension and capillary action. Students then all build castles in the wet sand. Students then make a list of things in nature or man made that wouldn't exist without surface tension or capillary action.
Students differentiate adhesion from cohesion. In this chemistry lesson, students investigate surface tension and describe how water behaves in this phenomenon. They complete a lab report from the investigation.
Young scholars observe, measure, and record the properties in making objects stick together using science tools. In this science instructional activity, students explore with their senses while mixing flour and water. Additionally, young scholars share their findings as well as write findings in their science journals. 
Young scholars investigate cohesion, adhesion and surface tension through observations and lab experiments. In this cohesion, adhesion and surface tension lesson plan, students rotate to 5 stations around the room and experiment at each station to observe cohesion, adhesion and surface tension. Young scholars answer questions on a worksheet as they experiment.
Students examine the relationship between leukocyte adhesion and migration in response to chemoattractants. They discuss sterile techniques, observe a demonstration using mock cell culture, and develop a procedure for studying the leukocyte/chemoattractant relationship.
Students investigate the adhesive properties of different "glues." For this science lesson, discover how the surface of a substance affects stickiness. They record data and share their findings in class.
Games are great for practicing any number of basic skills. Here is a set of wonderful instructions for making a braille version of a spinning game, where children win points by correctly reading/identifying the high-frequency words the pointer lands on. It is suggested to make the game to go along with the words found in an early reader such as, The Cat in the Hat. Tip: A game such as this one can be used with both sighted and unsighted learners to foster social relationships in an integrated classroom.
After learning about DNA, young biologists build models of bacteria and plasmids, then simulate the transformation of bacterial DNA. Once the transformation is complete, teams work together to answer some analysis questions and think about how the concept could be applicable in the real world. 

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