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Solids & Liquids

La Grande-1 dam in Quebec

Design & Build a Dam

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a dam that holds back a given volume of water for a certain time.

Why do oil and water not mix?

Why do oil and water not mix?

What chemistry determines how oil and water behave when mixed? Explore the mixing of oil and water and the density of liquids in this activity.

What is the best way to clean up an oil spill?

What is the best way to clean up an oil spill?

Learn about the properties of materials and the challenges of cleaning up an oil spill in this activity.

What happens when we mix liquids?

What happens when we mix liquids?

Mix it up! What happens when you mix different liquids? Learn about the properties of liquids as you get mixing.

Solid ice on the far cave wall and liquid water in the pool in front of it

Properties of Liquids and Solids

Students develop and apply observing, comparing & contrasting and predicting skills as they explore the properties of common liquids and solids.

Container of flour

Mystery Powders

Students develop and apply observing, predicting and conclusion-making skills to determine the contents of a ‘mystery powder.’

Is it a liquid or a solid?

Is it a liquid or a solid?

Make some goop that has the properties of a liquid and a solid.

How can I make glue?

How can I make glue?

Discover how to use some common kitchen ingredients to make glue.

Can we make butter?

Can we make butter?

Do you like butter? Find out how easy it is to make!