Translucent, Transparent and Opaque Objects
Students examine different objects. In this appearance lesson, students watch a video about translucent, transparent and opaque objects. Students work in pairs to examine a bag of objects and then discuss the results.
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Mission: Possible—How Can We Plan an Exploration of Another World?
An astronaut's spacesuit weighs 280 pounds and takes 45 minutes to put on — that's a serious suit! The second activity of a three-part series allows pupils to see all that goes into space exploration. Through simulations, groups analyze...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Materials - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Play a game to review characteristics of different materials. Players will compare natural to man-made materials and how much light passes through them. They consider water and heat resistance as well. If you are preparing your class for...
4th - 6th Science
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