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Unit Goal: Children will use science processes to investigate volume, water displacement and buoyancy.

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Lesson Objectives:
  1. What a Mess! Children will understand that the volume of water can be measured.
  2. Moving on Up! Children will understand that when an object is placed in a container filled with water, the water level rises because the object takes up space.
  3. Which One? Children will discover that when objects are of similar size and shape, the heavier object will usually sink.
  4. Unsinkable Shapes. Children will explore how sinking and floating is influenced by an object's shape.
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