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Properties of Water

Activity Summary
Students will manipulate water in three different ways. At station one, they will start by dropping water on wax paper to see its cohesiveness. At station two, they place drops of water on a penny to witness water tension. At station three, students continue to explore water tension by making paper-clips float on top of the water.

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Learning Objectives
1. Identify the properties of water
2. Explain the differences between the various properties of water

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Lesson Plan

surface tension, cohesion

Last updated: 3/3/2015