Investigation: How Does a Water Strider Stay on Top of the Water? (KEY)
8th - 12th
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This is the key to a student investigation on the surface tension of water. The student worksheet is available for free at https://www.biologycorner.com/worksheets/water-surface-tension.html
Key includes sample data and answers to pre-lab and analysis questions as well as tips for teachers and questions to pose to students. A sample CER (claim, evidence, reasoning) is also included.
The student handout is included as a convenience.
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive. Examples of patterns could include that animals need to take in food but plants do not; the different kinds of food needed by different types of animals; the requirement of plants to have light; and, that all living things need water.