Insights: Grades 2-3 Liquids Student Science Notebook
Author(s): Education Development Center Inc
Students explore the unique characteristics of liquids, compare different liquids, and examine how solids and liquids interact with each other. They discover how three liquids--corn syrup, oil, and water--behave when mixed. Students then investigate floating and sinking and some of the variables that affect how solid objects behave in liquids of different densities.
Writing is an integral part of learning science in the Insights curriculum, and a critical skill used by scientists. One of the most important tools of the scientist is the science notebook. In this notebook, students will record questions and predictions; observations and data; and interpretations and conclusions. Students may also use this notebook for informal sketches, notes, and reflections on work.