This activity was designed specifically for first graders. It works best to split students into small groups and to put worksheets in a page protector or laminate them since they will have access to water.
Science State Core Objectives:
Standard 1 Objective 1: Generating Evidence: Using the processes of scientific investigation (i.e. framing questions, designing investigations, conducting investigations, collecting data, drawing conclusions)
d. Collecting data: Deciding what data to collect and how to organize, record, and manipulate the data.
e. Drawing conclusions: Analyzing data, making conclusions connected to the data or the evidence gathered, identifying limitations or conclusions, identifying future questions to investigate.
Standard 3 Objective 2: Analyze objects and record their properties.
b. Predict measurable properties such as weight, temperature, and whether objects sink or float; test and record data.