Friction and Floating

CURRICULUM TOPICS: Critical and Creative Thinking, Physical Sciences, STEM

Lesson Schedule -  Fricton and Floating

In an integrated approach, a week full of activities is outlined to link an AQWA visit to this curriculum topic. Helping you with ideas, planning and ensuring you get the most out of your excursion.

LESSON PLAN -  Boat Builder

Students gain an understanding of the role of shape as they investigate 'What makes something sink or float?'

LESSON PLAN -  Orange Plops

Students gain further understanding of density as they investigate what makes something float or sink.

LESSON PLAN -  Rainbow Tower

In this progression of the topic 'What makes something sink or float?' students now investigate differences in the densities of various liquids.

LESSON PLAN -  Floating Fish

Students investigate features that help living things to float, which enable sea creatures to swim.

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