*Individual Memberships available at Discovery Place Science and Discovery Place Nature only.
**Guest passes are available for Family Memberships only.
Roll up your sleeves and learn about the substance that covers three-quarters of the earth. Explore water above, on and below the surface as you dive into water cycles, buoyancy, filtration and pollution, aquatic life and properties of water.
Major Concepts to Be Explored:
What are the major properties of water?
What is the relationship between weather and water?
What is buoyancy?
What are some ways to combat water pollution?
What are some examples of animals that live in the ocean?
What are some examples of microscopic organisms that can live in the water?
3.P.2.2, 3.E.2.1, 4.L.1.1, 4.L.1.3, 5.L.2.1, 7.E.1.2, 8.E.1.1, 8.E.1.4
21st Century Skills:
Participants will be able to:
Communicate by sharing thoughts, questions, ideas, and solutions
Collaborate by working together to reach a goal – putting talent, expertise, and smarts to work
Think critically by looking at problems in a new way and linking learning across subjects and disciplines
Create, innovate, and invent by trying new approaches when presented with a challenge
Goals of the Workshop:
To provide a broad understanding of the many aspects of water, including both fresh and salt water.
To perform various water-based activities and analyze their results.
Participants will be able to:
Understand water properties
Understand how water is involved in the water cycle
Understand how buoyancy, density and objects floating are related
Understand water filtration, how it is done, and how pollution affects other things
Understand how salt water is different from fresh water and how that affects the animals that live in both types of water
Observe and describe various microscopic water organisms
Methods and Activities:
- Students will perform hands-on experiments that illustrate different properties of water.
- Students will experiment to discover how buoyancy, density, and objects floating are related.
- Students will perform water filtration and pollution activities to discover how pollution can affect various aspects of life.
- Students will experiment with salt water and fresh water to discover differences, and observe various sea life specimens.
- Students will observe various microscopic water organisms.
Water, Surface Tension, Adhesion, Cohesion, Capillary Action, States of Matter, Water Cycle, Buoyancy, Density, Filtration, Pollution, Fresh Water, Salt Water, Magnification, Magnification Power
Teaching/presentation space must be accessible via wheeled cart.
Tables for students to work in groups
Ready access to water (for both use and disposal)
Access to electricity
Approximate set-up and clean up time is ~45 min.
15 minutes needed between sessions to reset if multiple sessions booked
Program will need to remain set up and secured from students if multiple programs are booked.
Secure storage location for materials if left overnight.
Call to Book704.372.6261 x300
- Grades 3 - 8
- Duration: 6 one-hour sessions
call for pricing
- maximum 25 students
Workshop: Think It, Plan It, MAKE It
Join the MAKE movement as you create, build and innovate in this six week workshop
Engage in action-packed chemical reactions while learning about properties of materials
Life at 40X
Explore the micro world and compare the structures and functions of plant and animal cells