Properties of Balls

Enhance your states of matter lessons with a hands-on science investigation that compares six different balls' color, texture, size, weight, ability to bounce, and buoyancy. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • If time or supervision does not permit working in small groups, perform the experiments as a class over the span of six days 
  • Invite parents and guardians to assist class members in activity completion 
  • Assign discussion questions as a written homework assignment 
Classroom Considerations
  • Copies and a variety of materials are required 
  • The plan states that science notebooks are needed, but they are not necessary to the completion of the activity 
  • Younger learners may need adult supervision and assistance 
Pros
  • Directions are typed onto full sheets of paper for easy reading 
Cons
  • None