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ERIC Number: EJ898378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
An Absorbing Look at Terry-Cloth Towels
Moyer, Richard; Everett, Susan
Science Scope, v34 n1 p70-74 Sep 2010
This article describes a lesson where students explore the absorbency of several towels with different weaves and weights. The lesson follows the 5E learning-cycle model and incorporates engineering in the sense of product testing with a focus on the relationship between the weave of a towel and its absorbency. The National Science Education Standards indicate that middle-level students should understand "a substance has characteristic properties, such as density, boiling point, and solubility" (NRC 1996). (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A