Can a test tube defy gravity? Can you separate the salt from the pepper? What blows the lid off the can? Whose marble will win the go slow ramp race? These are a few of the questions, problems, and challenges students will encounter in this packet of problem solving activities.
This packet contains 6 teacher-led Dynam Demos:
*A Cartesian Diver
*Salt and Pepper Mixup
*Air: Heavyweight Champ
*Fire in the Hole!
and 3 student-directed Creative Challenges:
*Go Slow Ramp Race
These activities are designed to both teach science process skills--observing, prdicting, desgining/experimenting, concluding--and to strengthen students' critical thinking and problem solving skills.