This activity is an easy way to demonstrate the fundamental properties of polar and non-polar molecules (such as water and oil), how they interact, and the affect surfactants (such as soap) have on their interactions. Students see the behavior of oil and water when placed together, and the importance soap (a surfactant) plays in the mixing of oil and water which is why soap is used every day to clean greasy objects, such as hands and dishes. This activity is recommended for all levels of student, grades 3-12, as it can easily be scaled to meet any desired level of difficulty.
In this lesson, students represent numbers in scientific notation, and use geometry to solve problems related to three-dimensional figures. They will also explore distance and capacity problems about planets in the solar system.
This resource is from Tools4NCTeachers. In this lesson, students explore 3D shapes, such as rectangular prisms and cubes. The students will identify the attributes for each 3D shape and build shapes using sticks, marshmallows, and other materials. Pictures of sample student work and printable recording sheets are provided within this lesson.
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In this lesson, students build three-dimensional representations of shapes. They discuss attributes of their shapes, and predict if their shapes will roll, slide, or both.
Kindergartners need lots of opportunities to explore, investigate and to discuss the different properties of both two and three dimensional shapes. As students learn more geometric content, they will begin to be more sophisticated in their ways of thinking.
In this assessment task students will determine the position of a shape from the perspective of another figure. They will be asked to use their words to tell where an object is and to tell the shape of the object they found. An assessment task sheet and a rubric are provided.