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Subject: Science
Title: Hot and Cold Colors     
Description: The primary purpose of this Science NetLinks lesson is to engage students in an activity that allows them to observe that hotter conditions can speed up changes in materials. Students predict whether food coloring disperses more quickly in hot, cold, or room temperature water, then carry out a short activity to explore their predictions.
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Grade Span: 3,4,5



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Subject: Science
Title: Color Burst     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, students gain experience in asking questions and conducting inquiries by exploring the separation of colors in water and other solvent. This lesson uses a technique called paper chromatography. This activity helps students gain experience in conducting simple investigations of their own while working in small groups.
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Grade Span: 3,4,5



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Subject: Science
Title: Sink It     
Description: This Science NetLinks lesson is designed to develop students' understanding of sinking and floating. Students first classify a group of common objects by a characteristic of their own choosing. Then they reclassify the same group of objects by their predictions about whether each item will float or sink in water. As a group, they design an experiment to test their predictions (hypotheses).
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Grade Span: 3,4,5



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Subject: Science
Title: Does Soap Float?     
Description: In this lesson, from Science NetLinks, students form hypotheses and carry out an investigation in order to answer a central question: Does soap float? They then demonstrate their understanding of the topic through oral or written reports.
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Grade Span: 3,4,5



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Subject: Science
Title: Buoyant Boats     
Description: The purpose of this Science NetLinks lesson is to design and construct a boat that takes into account factors such as buoyancy, the properties of materials, and design constraints. In this lesson, students design and construct a boat out of aluminum foil and a few other simple materials. The boats are then tested by floating them in a pool or sink and by adding mass until they sink. While students may not be able to articulate it, they intuitively begin to understand the scientific laws required for the design of the boat, including buoyancy and Archimedes Principle. They also explore shapes of boats and construction techniques that may work for the boats.
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Grade Span: 3,4,5



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