Water (FOSS)


October 16 - 08:30 am


October 17 - 03:30 pm

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ASSET STEM Education

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ASSET STEM Education (or Virtually)

2403 Sidney Street Suite 800, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15203

Explore properties and changes in water, interactions between water and other earth material and how humans use water as a natural resource.

In this module, students will Conduct surface-tension experiments.

  • Observe and explain the interaction between masses of water at different temperatures and masses of water in liquid and solid states.
  • Construct a thermometer to observe that water expands as it warms and contracts as it cools.
  • Observe weather by using senses and simple tools.
  • Investigate the effect of surface area and air temperature on evaporation, and the effect of temperature on condensation.
  • Investigate what happens when water is poured through two earth materials – soil and gravel.
  • Design and construct a waterwheel and use it to lift or pull objects.
  • Use field techniques to compare how well several soils drain.

During this course, participants will:

  • Engage in three-dimensional learning for developing disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and cross cutting concepts
  • Participate as an adult learner to experience investigations and science and engineering content
  • Share teaching strategies to support literacy and inquiry-based learning
  • Identify the learning goals in the module and how the investigations support the Big Ideas
  • Examine assessment opportunities
  • Develop notebook as a resource