Separating Salt and Pepper by Using Physical Properties
Middle schoolers demonstrate their understanding of Inquiry and Physical Properties by using their knowledge of inquiry and physical properties to separate a mixture of salt and pepper. They complete a lab report at the conclusion of experiment.
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Don't Mess with Mercury (Lesson A)
Mercury is the only metal that is a liquid at room temperature. Teach your class this and many more interesting mercury facts by assigning an engaging task. A public relations activity, the exercise informs pupils of the hazards of...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
New Review All Fats Are Not Created Equal
Apply robotics to connect physical properties to chemical properties. Future engineers use robots to determine the melting points of various fats and oils. The robots can do this by measuring the translucency of the fats as they heat up.
5th - 7th Science CCSS: Designed
Forensic Scientists: Identifying Unknown Substances
While some forensic tests can be completed in an hour, many take months to run. The lesson starts with a discussion of forensics at crime scenes and the various specializations that it encompasses. Then scholars complete an experiment...
7th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Penny Perfect Properties (Solid-Liquid Interations)
I can get more water to stay on a penny than you can! Collaborative pairs determine the volume of liquids that can be contained on the surface of copper pennies and plastic coins. The pairs analyze their results using graphs and go on to...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Describing the Invisible Properties of Gas
How can something we can't see be so powerful? Gas molecules make an impact! This video explains their properties: 1. Gas particles always move in a straight line. 2. They are too small to occupy any volume individually. 3. When gas...
3 mins 8th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable