Host a Siemens Science Day. Find a school in your area.

Check out the winners of the 2016 Ultimate Cool School Sweepstakes!
Not registered?  Sign up now.   Forgot your username or password?
  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

Water Slide

Fun Forces
Summary
In this activity, students will experiment with ice and water and evaluate how both can carry materials and change the formation of Earth's surface. About 71% of the Earth's surface is covered by water. Water exists on Earth in liquid, solid, and vapor states and shapes the land as it moves. In the Arctic and sub-Arctic, glacial erosion has shaped much of the landscape. Rivers and streams continually change the land it runs through all over the world.
Overview
Topic: Water as ice and liquid
Real World Science Topics:
  • An evaluation of Earth as a water planet.
  • A comparison of the liquid and solid water on Earth and how they shape the land.
Objective
After completing this activity, students should be able to explain that both liquid and solid states of water impact our landscape and examine how Earth is a dynamic and ever-changing planet.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 2 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

5-MINUTE REFRESHER

TAKE FIVE

Use these quick refreshers to prep for your next class.