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Amazing Waves 9-116

Target Grades: 5-9

Seven activities take students through the examination and observation of waves, wave properties, and their influence on the coastline. Includes three demonstrations (types of waves, wave creation, and wave action) two hands on activities (regarding wave motion, sediments, and beach erosion), a research and presentation project applying science and engineering to societal issues, and a written assignment with art connections.  Special emphasis on Influence of Engineering, Technology, and Science on Society and the Natural World; Human Impacts on Earth Systems; Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience; The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes; and Problem Solving.  Requires computers with internet connections for research projects and a document projector (optional).  Designed for 24 students working in 6 groups of 4.

Kit Contains:
Instructor Manual
Crayons
Marbles
Slinky
Sand, Ultra Fine
Sand, Fine
Sand, Coarse
Plastic Containers
Stopwatches
Wood Pieces
Rulers
Graduated Cylinders
Empty Bottles w/ Caps
Food Coloring