Monday, January 23, 2012

Physical Properties and Aliens!

Currently we are studying Matter and Energy in science class. Our last chapter revolved around how to identify objects by their physical properties.  Students were asked to gather materials to create a hat that repels aliens.  Two materials that all groups used were aluminum foil and pencils.  The groups then chose two additional materials to add to their hat.  Each group performed tests on the hat materials to find out what physical properties they had.  For example, solubility, ability to bend, and magnetic properties.  It was pretty obvious that the kids had more fun creating the hats than testing the physical properties.  

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