You Said It! Density Product Reviews

You Said It! Product Reviews - Educational Innovations NewsletterWhenever we attend a science convention, we bring plenty of density demos.  They are invariably among our best showstoppers!  There is something wonderfully confounding—and compelling—about watching a (seemingly) heavy object float against our expectations, or seeing (seemingly) identical beads travel in separate directions.  This curiosity is the heart of why discrepant events are so valuable to educators.

Is it magic?  No, it’s density!

Is your favorite Educational Innovations‘ density product on this list?  If not, write to us in the comments below and let us know what we forgot!

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Density Discussion Starters

Discussion Starters - Educational Innovations NewsletterUsing real world examples is a great way to help students understand abstract ideas. These discussion starters will help you set up a unit on density.

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Density Lesson

Lesson - Educational Innovations BlogThere are so many great density lessons to choose from, we couldn’t decide!  So we’re offering two lessons here—both of them easy to implement in your classroom and sure to spark a discussion on why things sink (or float).  Density, here we come!

Click on the image below for a full-size, printable PDF.  Enjoy!

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Electricity from Mud?! Introducing the MudWatt Kit

Electricity from Mud?! Educational Innovations BlogBy Nancy Foote

When a little kid comes up to you and asks you do science, it’s hard to say no.  But when you’re a science teacher, and that little kid is your granddaughter, you know you have to come up with something fast.

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Formative Assessment in the Science Classroom

Linda DunnavantBy Linda Dunnavant

Science teachers have a tough job.  Not only are they expected to teach complex concepts, but they also have to teach students how to apply these complex concepts to new situations.  Science teachers can just stand in front of the class, lecture and hope that the students get it (also known as the “spray and pray” method), or they can try to meet students where they are in the learning process.

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