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How Polarity Makes Water Behave Strangely
Water is common? Not really! Learn how the polarity of the water molecule gives it tremendous properties that make is quite unique in the universe. Learners will understand surface tension, adhesion, and cohesion, as well as why these properties are important to life.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science 43 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
2nd - 5th Science 10 Views 40 Downloads
Student Reading - The Unique Properties of Water
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.
9th - 12th Science 47 Views 174 Downloads
Properties of Water
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.
9th - Higher Ed Science 38 Views 95 Downloads
The Chemistry of Life
A smooth sequence of slides introduces biology learners to chemistry concepts that are vital to understanding life processes. It also can serve as an outstanding overview of introductory organic chemistry principles. From the atom, to elements, to special properties of water, to the organic macromolecules, all bases are covered.
9th - 12th Science 35 Views 122 Downloads
What is the Water Cycle? Activity A
Hydrologists create a concept map about how water is used and a sentence strip defining water and describing its unique properties. Small groups work together to fill a small milk carton and compute the mass of water inside. The next day, after freezing the water, they make new observations of the properties.
2nd - 5th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Properties of Water
Students study the three physical properties of water-solid, liquid and gas. They classify materials as solids, liquids, and gases. They define the terms solids, liquids and matter and explain that when materials are manipulated, they can take on different properties.
K - 1st Science 13 Views 86 Downloads
Propel a Toy Boat with Chemicals
A simple cardboard or plastic boat is propelled across the surface of water when the surface tension is disrupted by adding detergent. Once youngsters see this in action, explain about the properties of water that make it possilbe: cohesion, adhesion, and surface tension.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Investigating Properties of Water: Temperature
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.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 25 Downloads
Properties of Water with a Splash of Color
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.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 54 Downloads
The Properties of Water
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.
K - 8th Science 26 Views 303 Downloads
What Makes Water Special?
Get close up and personal with a drop of water to discover how the polarity of its molecules affect its behavior. Elementary hydrologists split and combine water droplets, and also compare them to drops of oil. Much neater than placing a piece of wax paper over the graph paper is inserting a piece of graph paper into a resealable plastic bag and zipping it shut.
K - 5th Science 25 Views 19 Downloads
What Dissolves in Water?
One of water's claims to fame is as the universal solvent. Young physical scientists experiment to discover which materials dissolve in this special compound. You could never be more prepared for teaching this lesson than by using this resource; it comes with a video of teaching tips, a well-written lesson plan, handouts, and math and reading supplements to add cross-curricular components.
K - 5th Science 76 Views 62 Downloads
Compare the number of drops of pure water and soapy water that will sit atop a penny before spilling over. This is an engaging exercise that will demonstrate the amazing property of cohesion in water molecules that results in a surface tension holding them all together.
3rd - 7th Science 8 Views 4 Downloads
Water is a most amazing compound! Enlighten your chemistry learners about the properties of water with this PowerPoint. Introduce them to its ability to act as the universal solvent. Viewers will not only absorb water information, they will be able to answer questions on the many Learning Check slides that have been incorporated into this presentation.
8th - 12th Science 18 Views 80 Downloads
Properties of Water
Biology and chemistry learners alike will benefit from this presentation about the properties of water. It reveals that most of its unique characteristics are due to the hydrogen bonding within the water molecule. Attractive graphics make the slides engaging, but be aware that there are no teachers' notes to help explain.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 23 Downloads
A full-fledged practice final prepares pupils for their general chemistry final exam. If they complete these 57 multiple-choice questions correctly, they will be well-prepared. Note: even though the questions are multiple-choice, there are many problem solving opportunities.
9th - 12th Science 9 Views 67 Downloads
Call Me Bond, Hydrogen Bond
As amazing as James Bond is, the surface tension of water does not allow him to walk on it! For this series of little lab activities, physical scientists play with the properties of water due to the hydrogen bonds and resulting polarity. They float a paper clip on the surface, compare oil and water, experiment with evaporation, and think about why water expands as it freezes.
7th - 10th Science 29 Views 164 Downloads