Reflection: High Quality Task The Force of Water - Section 3: Activity


Designing a successful investigation for young scientists can be challenging but is well worth the effort! This investigation was successful because of the simplicity of the task - build a structure and then use two forces of water and observe what happens! However, the discourse that came about during and after the investigation was great because it allowed me to really get my students talking! We discussed how when water moves slowly it takes longer for things to move and they floated away gently, but when it moves quickly things broke down and the force was harder. This, of course, has lots of real-world connections like erosion and flooding which I including in our discussion. Check out the pictures of my students hard at work!

Students Pouring Water

After the Water!

  High Quality Task: Designing Hands-On Investigations
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The Force of Water

Unit 11: Forces and Motion: Magnets and Unseen Forces
Lesson 5 of 6

Objective: SWBAT describe the force of water .

Big Idea: Water is a powerful force that can destroy man-made structures!

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Science, 1.P.1.3, 1.P.1.2, Forces, Magnets
  45 minutes
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