Sink or Float: does it really Matter?

Will it sink?  Will it float?  Does it matter?  Why, yes, it matters- it is Matter!  Matter is everything around us.  Matter is what we are made of, what we breathe, and what we eat.  And studying the properties, composition, and states of matter is just the challenge for Grade 2.  Using digital and balance scales students weighed the mass of objects and then tested them to see if they would float or sink.  Looks like rubber wouldn’t make the best boat…

When all the testing is over students are invited to create their own floating object from the plentiful store of random objects this science teacher keeps around for just such a purpose.  The making is still in the works; to be continued…

 

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