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Lesson Plan

Combining solids and liquids: mixing and floating

Summary: 
Freely experiment with combining solids and liquids, in two different formats.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Chemistry: States of Matter, Properties of Materials (K-7)
Chemistry: Physical Changes, Solutions, Mixtures and Separating (2, 4, 5, 6)
Chemistry: Chemical Changes (2, 7)
Procedure: 

This lesson uses the "Play-Debrief-Replay" model of science education, as described in "The New Teaching Elementary Science" (see resource).

Students try one activity, then the other, then gather to debrief.

Notes: 

An hour and 20 mins is not enough time to include the Replay aspect of this lesson. Either add time, or remove one activity.

Grades taught: 
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3
Teacher: 
Barbara Duncan
Ingrid
Patricia Ellis
Site tested: 
Laurier Elementary