This lesson takes the students through a hands-on experiment in which they test different liquids by dropping them on pennies to learn about the properties of water: cohesion and adhesion. They will also learn about surface tension. The lesson integrates NGSS science standards, CCSS math standards and CCSS Reading Informational Text Standards. This lesson integrates science, mathematics, literacy and language arts.
NGSS Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties. (Grade 5)
Represent and interpret data.
Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.8
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