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Sink or Float - Buoyancy

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Sink or Float
Lesson Plan
Students discover which items sink and which items float.
Grade Level(s): Preschool

The Magical Diving Sub
Lesson Plan
Grades K-6: In this two-day exploration, students use their background knowledge of how scientists work to discuss and predict if a given object will sink or float. They record these predictions on a data sheet. They then test the objects and organize them into floating/sinking groups. Students also observe the floating and sinking of a toy submarine and infer what is causing the sub to float or sink.
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2, 3-5

Pumpkin Science open in new window  pop
Lesson Plan
ESL Grades 2-6 - Gives English language learners a background in how plants grow. It also provides them with practice in estimating and in predicting outcomes.
Grade Level(s): 1-2, 3-5

Sink or Float open in new window
Lesson Plan
The basic principles being addressed in this lesson are those of density, buoyancy, and the scientific method.
Grade Level(s): 3-5

Sink or Float open in new window
Lesson Plan
Stimulate the children's thinking by having them to first give their prior knowledge about things that sink and float.
Grade Level(s): K

Sink or Float - Testing Archimedesí Principle open in new window
Lesson Plan
In the activity, students should gain an understanding of The Laws Of Buoyancy. Includes a link to the student sheet at the bottom of the page.
Grade Level(s): 9-12

Sink or Float: The Weight of Water and You open in new window
Lesson Plan
Fun Experiment to Try at Home! Purpose: To determine how an object floats. Also includes background information.
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2, 3-5

Sink/Float Unit open in new window
Lesson Plan
Four days of activities centered around the questions 1)What things will float?, 2) Will it Float or Sink?, 3)How can water help you separate objects?, 4) How can shape help objects float?
Grade Level(s): K


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