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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. 
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.
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 explore the different properties of water. They experimenting with different activities, each one explaining a different property of water. Students read an article "Small, Ues, But Might: The Molecule Called Water." and then complete the experiments.
Young scholars 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.
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.
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 The lesson is meant to apply the knowledge gained from the experiment to real-life tide data, but the link is no longer valid.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.
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 explore the polarity of a water molecule and how it affects the properties of water. They explore separation of water and why it occurs, then make predictions regarding separation based on the properties of the liquid.
Students use video, Internet research, graphs and tables, worksheets and hands-on experiments to investigate the properties of water in a lake environment. They work under direction or through an inquiry process.
Students discuss a set of questions about water and some of its properties. In this properties of water lesson, 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.
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. 
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. 
Learners examine the flow of water. They observe and test the properties of water by using sticks in flowing water. The instructional activity has streaming video, resource links to access, and a good hands-on activity that is clearly described in the plan. A good way to introduce young scientists to the amazing properties of water.
Students develop their own techniques for drawing a small sample of solutions into a straw. They hypothesize ways to increase the density of water, and discuss how salt-free rainwater tends to float on top of salty seawater.
Learners investigate the properties of water. In this chemistry of water lesson plan, students observe a demonstration of the properties of water using sand, sugar, oil, vinegar and salad dressing. Learners experiment with water, pepper, and dishwashing detergent and they construct a water molecule showing the hydrogen bonds and its polarity.
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. Sufficient information to use as background information and extension ideas are provided. 
Young scholars explore the properties of water. In this science lesson, students participate in a variety of activities in which they explore the properties of water. Young scholars explore water cohesion, surface tension, and predict if items will sink or float.
Students examine the water cycle and the factors that interact with watersheds.  In this watersheds lesson students describe the purification process, trace the flow of infiltrate water through aquifers, and research the Internet to find data to help study local environmental conditions. 
Fourth graders complete activities involving ice cubes, posters, dishes, buckets, and more to illustrate the properties of water. In this water cycle lesson plan, 4th graders illustrate the 3 properties of water, the 4 steps of the water cycle, and explain the 2 changes of state in water.