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Activity: Follow Up on Phase Change Activity #2

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Time: Approximate time to complete this activity 25 min.
Materials:
  • Material 1 - journals
  • Material 2 - pencils
  • Material 3 - camera
  • Material 4 - scales
  • Material 5 – design brief
  • Material 6 – all materials listed in design brief (sand, paper, screens, rocks, straws, coffee filters)
  • Material 7 – funnels
  • Material 8 – various containers
Guiding Questions

Question 1 – How can you build an environmentally friendly filter to clean water?

Plan
  • Plans for part 1 of activity:
    • Students will design and build a filter to clean water.
    • Students will use their design brief to guide them.
    • The students will consider the environmental ramifications for their designs (does it require outside energy? Is it reusable? Etc.).
    • Guiding Questions to ask during this part of the activity:
      • Is it effective?
      • How do you know?
    • Anticipated Student Responses to guiding questions:
      • Various responses
Differentiation
  • Strategy 1 – small group work
  • Strategy 2 – technology used to aid in the collection of observations
ELL Modification
  • Modification 1 – steps for collecting observations displayed in 1, 2, 3 order
  • Modification 2 – visual representations used with instructions
Check for Understanding The students will be assessed through the filter they build.

download.jpgMaking Our Water Work Activity Follow up on phase change activity 2.pdf

Created by: Ms. Felice, Ms. Von Bank and Ms. Winning.


by Chris Mystkowski at 3:24 PM in Activity, Elementary, Physical Science
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