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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.
Without water there would be no life on this planet. Biology learners find out why by reading this handout. Create a worksheet of questions to answer after the reading. Follow it up with quick demonstrations or laboratory activities that demonstrate each of the amazing properties of water, including: polarity, cohesion, specific heat, evaporation, density, and its role as the universal solvent.
A fascinating and engaging lesson on the properties of water awaits you. In it, learners engage in four activities that are designed to teach about the properties of water. This exciting plan has worksheets embedded in it which make the implementation of the activities simple to do. Young scientists shoud love this!
Students discuss a set of questions about water and some of its properties. In this properties of water lesson plan, students complete a series of simple experiments posing a question, interpreting results and making predictions. Students describe one observation they have made outside the lab that shows each of a set of 9 phenomenon relate to the experiments.
For anyone studying biochemistry, it is important to understand the amazing properties of water. Here, learners draw the water molecule and explain the bonds it is able to form. They undertake explanations of adhesion, cohesion, solubility, and capillarity. They tell how the specific heat is of benefit to organisms and discuss ionization and buffer action. Note that the handout is a photocopy in pdf format rather than an original document.
What are the properties of water? Lead your class through a series of activities to answer this question. Discuss findings and interpretations with the class as a whole, encouraging them to speak in complete sentences and to make connections between the different properties they describe.
Students list items they know and want to know about water on personal K-W-L charts. They describe what happened during the warm up activity in their science journal. Students travel to four different stations and perform the different tasks that explore properties of water.
Investigate how temperature affects the density of water and stratification that occurs in bodies of water when temperatures vary. Water of differing temperatures is given different colors to see the layers that form. The lesson is meant to apply the knowledge gained from the experiment to real-life tide data, but the link is no longer valid. Also, the lab sheet is not included, so you will need to create your own. Otherwise, this is a fine activity for middle school science.