Distance Learning: Ahoy! The Wonders of Water
Land Ho! Go on a high seas adventure examining the wondrous properties of water. Take a journey into a drop of water and examine the structure and behavior of water molecules. Come explore surface tension, why things sink or float, and other unique properties of water with a series of hands-on experiments with Captain Waterpants as your guide. Register today!
- Grade level: 1 – 4
- Program length: 45 minutes
- Cost: $135
- Available: Year-Round
Each Distance Learning program includes:
A 50-minute interactive program
A kit with materials for interactive experiments for 30 students
Extension activities and resources for further exploration
To make your program an enjoyable and memorable experience please be sure to review the Videoconferencing Tips
Please note: Your school or ISD must have videoconferencing equipment to participate in Distance Learning Programs.
U.S. National Curriculum Standards NS.K-4.1 Science as Inquiry
- Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
- Understanding about scientific inquiry
U.S. National Curriculum Standards NS.K-4.2 Physical Science
- Properties of objects and materials
- Position and motion of objects
U.S. National Curriculum Standards NS.K-4.4 Earth and Space Science
- Properties of earth materials
Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations, Science v.1.09
- Demonstrate the ability to sort objects according to observable attributes such as color, shape, size, sinking, or floating. (P.PM.01.11)
- Demonstrate that water as a liquid takes on the shape of various containers. (P.PM.01.22)
- Describe objects and substances according to their properties (color, size, shape, texture, hardness, liquid or solid, sinking or floating). (P.PM.02.12)
- Communicate and present findings of observations and investigations. (S.IA.03.13)
- Compare and contrast the states (solids, liquids, gases) of matter. (P.PM.04.23)
Next Generation Science Standards
Students participating in this program will explore science content as stated in the Disciplinary Core Ideas. They will engage in science and engineering practices as they plan and conduct investigations to answer questions regarding the properties of water.
PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
- Different kinds of matter exist and many of them can be either solid or liquid, depending on temperature. Matter can be described and classified by its observable properties.
- Matter of any type can be subdivided into particles that are too small to see, but even then the matter still exists and can be detected by other means. A model showing that gases are made from matter particles that are too small to see and are moving freely around in space can explain many observations, including the inflation and shape of a balloon and the effects of air on larger particles or objects.