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This experiment packet provides students with an opportunity to explore boat engineering and buoyancy, as well as practice the scientific method and inquiry. Science can be fun for the whole family! Simple Family Science Night Activities like this require no preparation from you the teacher other than printing this activity packet. Just print and send this home with your students. I use it as an extra credit project and reinforcement of the scientific method. This experiment is designed to involve the whole family and get parents and children communicating. This experiment allows students to practice writing a hypothesis, follow procedures, document observations, and analyze their results.
This product comes with two versions of this assignment:
CONDENSED - For lower grades or for students needing some modifications/shortened assignments for better success (PAPER SAVER OPTION)
FULL - For upper grades or for students in TAG/advanced programs
Please see some of my other Family Science Night Activities:
Science in the Toilet: The Magic Water
Science in Gum #1: Powerful Flavors
Science in Gum #2: Bubble Power
Science in Boats: Exploring Buoyancy
Science in Soap: Colorful Surprises
Science in Ice: Fighting a Meltdown
Science in a Banana: Floaters and Sinkers
Science in Laundry: The Power of Soap
Science in Bones: What Makes Them So Hard?
…and many more!
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