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Temperature and Dissolved Gases
Students experiment with temperature and how it affects dissolved gases in water. Using soda pop, students observe dissolved gases in both hot water and cold water and apply their observations to questions about aquatic organisms.
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New Review Can Gases Dissolve in Water?
Why does soda fizz when opened? Learners discuss the appearance of bubbles in soda bottles when opened. In groups, they design and complete an experiment comparing the amount of carbon dioxide dissolving in cold versus hot liquids.
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
States of Matter: Making Ice Cream
Who knew that learning about the states of matter could taste so sweet? This fun hands-on lesson captures the attention of young scholars as they use what they know about solids, liquids, and gases to create their very own batch of ice...
K - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Volcanos and the Atmosphere
In the summer of 1815, snow fell every month in New England. Was this related to the volcanic eruption of Tambora in Indonesia earlier in the year? Young scientists design their own experiments to research the long-term effect a volcanic...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Dissolving a Substance in Different Liquids
Second of six lessons in a unit on dissolving, this one focuses on how sugar behaves in different liquids. Learners stir it into water, alcohol, and oil and make observations. This lesson can stand alone, but is best used as part of the...
3rd - 8th Science