This lesson gives students the opportunity to test the property of elasticity for different materials and goes along perfect with the study of physical science that focuses on the
properties of various materials. Student’s hold their breath as we see how far we can stretch different materials until they're about to SNAP! This fun and engaging lesson helps reinforce or introduce the concept of properties.
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This lesson fulfills 2nd Grade NGSS Standards:
2-PS1-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
2-PS1-2.- Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.
Step-by-Step Lesson plan & prep instructions
Observation, Elasticity, & Elasticity Limit Vocabulary Posters
Test Prediction and Recording Sheet
Discussion Questions to engage students in reflecting
Elasticity Results & Interpretations Worksheet