# ALEX Resources

Narrow Results:
 Lesson Plans (3) Learning Activities (1) Classroom Resources (4)

ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Mathematics (5), or Mathematics (5), or Science (5)
Title: My Gummy Bear is Bigger than Your Gummy Bear!
Description:

Students will develop an understanding of volume and density by analyzing, calculating, and measuring a gummy bear. The students will determine the cause and effect of a water-soaked gummy bear. Students will measure water and gummy bear with accuracy, record data, and communicate their results.

This lesson results from collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.

Subject: Science (5)
Title: Density Sink or Float Lab
Description:

This lesson will allow students to experiment with different objects to predict and explain the results of their experiments on the objects as they relate to density. Through this experiment, students will be able to understand the cause and effect relationship to explain the objects sinking or floating.

This lesson results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.

Subject: Science (5)
Title: Diving into Density
Description:

This inquiry-based lesson provides an introduction to density allowing students to explore density and its relation to objects floating and sinking.

This lesson results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.

ALEX Learning Activities
Subject: Arts Education (5), Science (5)
Title: Oil Spill Artistry
Description:

This is an art activity adding oil to watercolor paint to reinforce the concept that oil and water don't mix. Students will be shown that no matter how hard they try these two liquids will avoid each other at all costs. The oil will either float on top or through the watercolors or, if applied to the paper first, prevent the watercolors from absorbing into the paper. Students will be able to make real-world connections between this art activity and what happens during a real oil spill.

This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.

ALEX Learning Activities: 1

ALEX Classroom Resources
Subject: Science (5)
Title: Density and Sinking and Floating
Description:

In this lesson, students will be able to explain that the density of a substance has to do with how heavy it is compared to the size of the object. Students will also be able to explain that density is a characteristic property of a substance. Students are introduced to the concept of density and that density has to do with how heavy something is relative to its size. Students are also introduced to the idea that whether a substance sinks or floats in water is a characteristic property of that substance and does not depend on the amount of the substance. Students also learn that if an object is denser than water it will sink when placed in water, and if it is less dense than water it will float.

Subject: Science (5)
Title: The Density of Liquids
Description:

In this lesson, students will be able to explain that the density of a liquid has to do with how heavy it is for the sample size. Students will also be able to explain that if a liquid is denser than water, it will sink when added to water, and if it is less dense than water, it will float. As a demonstration, the teacher will compare the weight of an equal amount or volume of water and corn syrup so students can observe that corn syrup is denser than water and sinks. Students will compare the weight of an equal amount or volume of water and vegetable oil and see that vegetable oil is less dense than water and floats. Students add corn syrup to layered oil and water and see the corn syrup sinks below both the oil and water.

Subject: Science (5)
Title: Water Density
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/arct14.sci.zdensity/water-density/
Description:

Students experiment with density by changing the density of water, in this activity from Zoom. Students will discover that the more salt there is in the water, the denser the water is. Density is one thing that makes things float.

Subject: Science (5)
Title: Eco Investigators: Does Air Have Weight?
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/781370ba-c880-4ac1-bc13-e9bd8661c5d8/eco-investigators-does-air-have-weight/
Description:

In this audio clip, students ask the question: Does air have weight? This is a great clip to engage students in a discussion on mass and density.

ALEX Classroom Resources: 4