ERIC Number: ED304284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb-9
Sink or Float. Modified Primary. Revised. Anchorage School District Elementary Science Program.
Defendorf, Jean, Ed.
This publication provides information and activities for teaching about water, whether certain objects will sink or float, and process skills including observing, classifying, inferring, measuring, predicting, and collecting and interpreting data. There are 14 lessons in the unit. The first four lessons deal with the classification of objects and placing objects in serial order. Lessons 5 and 12 pertain to vocabulary development using crossword puzzles. Lessons 6 through 9 involve floating sinkers and sinking floaters, building clay boats, things that float, and why things float. Lessons 10, 11, 13, and 14 are designed to teach the concept of density. Also contained in this unit are: (1) a list of materials needed for activities; (2) a list of objectives by lesson; (3) teacher background information; (4) worksheets and two quizzes; (5) additional activities; and (6) reproducible take-home pages of activities. (RT)
Descriptors: Density (Matter), Elementary School Science, Experiential Learning, Instructional Improvement, Interdisciplinary Approach, Motivation Techniques, Physical Sciences, Primary Education, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Experiments, Science Instruction, Science Interests, Science Projects, Water
Anchorage School District, 4600 DeBarr Avenue, P.O. Box 196614, Anchorage, AK 99519-6614 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Anchorage School District, AK.
Note: For other publications in this program see SE 050 189-215.