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