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Second Graders Study States Of Matter

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Franklin Second Graders had fun studying the three states of matter--solid, liquid and gas.
 
After discussing what made each form of matter different, the students began a deeper investigation into solids.  They discussed the certain properties that numerous materials shared, and once the students had a general understanding about different solid materials, they had the opportunity to become engineers and construct their own towers.
 
Working in pairs, the students built towers at least 45 centimeters tall using materials that they believed would enhance the strength and stability of their towers.
 
Not only did each pair of engineers work wonderfully together as a team, but all of their towers were at least 45 centimeters tall and they all survived the "Wind Test!"
 
Please click here to see some photos of the activity.