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Lesson 4:

Subject:  Air is something

Objective:  The learner will recognize that air has the properties of mass and volume. The learner will predict, observe, and evaluate the effect of the air on various objects.

Time:  Approximately 45 minutes


Small Group, Stations, Cooperative Learning

Materials:

3 Work Stations

Balloons (various shapes and sizes)

Water

9x13 Pan with water

Straws (one per student)

Bubbles and Bubble Wand

Lab sheet - with directions

Procedure:

1. Review matter and elicit responses for the question, "Is air something that exists?"

2. Review together the directions for each station.

3. Assign stations and groups.

4. Have students follow directions at each station and record observations.

5. Students will rotate stations on teachers command.

6. Closure:  Students will share their observations with class.

Evaluation:  When asked, "What air does", students will respond correctly. Students will describe the effect of air on various objects.


Extension:   Poem: " Who Has Seen The Wind?"  By: Christina Rosetti





Related Pages:
Is Air Something? Index
Aeronautics Activities
Aerospace Activities Page
Air Properties
Gases
Air Density
Aerodynamics Index

 

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