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ERIC Number: EJ794363
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8121
Liquid Motion Lamp: A Learning-Cycle Approach to Solubility
Brown, Sherri L.; Votaw, Nikki L.
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v45 n1 p29-34 Spr 2008
The abstract concepts of density and solubility are often difficult for middle-grade students and should be taught within several contexts to provide multiple experiences with the phenomena. To authenticate the learning of these concepts, this article provides instructional guidelines for constructing a liquid motion lamp to engage students in exploring the floating-blob phenomenon. Results from the implementation of this 5E learning cycle activity show that 95% of the participating students were able to explain, at a basic level, the operation of a lava lamp. Students' responses and enhancements to this activity are also provided. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A