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Adhesives: Measuring Stickiness
Students test the stickiness of natural substances. In this adhesion as a property of matter lesson, 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.
Adhesives: How Sticky is Your Tape?
Students test the adhesive strength of different tapes. In 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.
"Stick to It!" Properties of Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tapes
Learners investigate the strength of different adhesives. In this physical science instructional activity, students compare the force needed to peel adhesive tapes from a surface. They analyze collected data and make a generalization.
Discovering Cohesion, Adhesion and Surface Tension
Students 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. Students answer questions on a worksheet as they experiment.
Capillary Action and Adhesion
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.
Teaching the Scientific Method Using Adhesives
Middle schoolers research on the history of adhesives. In this science lesson, students select one test to use in finding the stickiness of adhesives. They collect data and formulate a conclusion.
Adhesion of Caulks to Surface - Testing Product Quality
Learners investigate quality products. In this Physical Science lesson plan, students will test three different types of caulking. The learners are looking for the caulk with the best adhesion after two days of curing.
Quick Cohesion/Adhesion Activity
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.
Transportation in Plants
Learners 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.
Surface Tension of Water
Learners investigate surface tension, adhesion and cohesion. In this surface tension lesson plan, students complete 3 activities to better understand the concepts of surface tension, adhesion and cohesion. Learners add drops of water to a filled glass to observe surface tension, they observe drops of water pushed together to see cohesion and they observe soap breaking the surface tension behind a paper boat in water.
Properties of Water with a Splash of Color
Students explore the properties of water. In this cross curriculum art and physical science instructional activity, 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.
Fun With Adhesives
Students observe, measure, and record the properties in making objects stick together using science tools. In this science lesson, students explore with their senses while mixing flour and water. Additionally, students share their findings as well as write findings in their science journals.
Sticky Engineering Challenge
Learners 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.
How Strong Is It?
Students investigate the adhesion conditions and surface for using post it notes. For this post it notes lesson plan, students discover the adhesive properties, test the notes for strength, and interpret data and draw conclusions.
Students 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.
Lesson: Sand and Water
Students review background information about water tension and adhesive forces on sand. In 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.
Polarity in Compounds
High schoolers 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.
Mixed Media Underwater Mural
Now this is the type of activity that can engage the whole class. After completing a unit on fresh water ecosystems and animal life, learners help design and create a three-dimensional mural. They use what they've learned in science to inform the choices they make in art. The full instructions and materials list is included to take the guess work out of the project.
Wheel of Fortune Game
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.
Modeling Bacterial Transformation
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.