Properties of Salt
Students see how the properties of salt affect the color of flame, the flow of electricity, and the freezing temperature of water. They identify salt and sugar crystals under a microscope and discuss various practical uses of salt.
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States of Matter: Making Ice Cream
Who knew that learning about the states of matter could taste so sweet? This fun hands-on instructional activity captures the attention of students as they use what they know about solids, liquids, and gases to create their very own...
K - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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Once investigators have learned how their mystery liquids interact with water during the preceding activity, they now use their observations to identify them. This is an ideal conclusion to the mini unit on the properties of water.
3rd - 8th Science
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