ScienceLesson Plans - Science

Term 2 - 2017

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SplashFun with Fluids
Fluid Dynamics II

Splash, squirt, and spill as we learn about fluids!

 

Alternating Hands-on Labs and engaging Theory Lessons

Pencil = Theory

beaker = Lab

 

beaker1) Speedy Submarines - *Hydrodynamics*

Week #1 (April 19 to 21)

Submarine

Aerodynamic cars can travel faster and use less fuel because the air can flow more easily over them, when we study how easily something can move through water instead of air it is called hydrodynamics.

 

Make your own mini submarines out of clay and then race them down a tube of water!

 

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Pencil 2) Streamlined Shark - *Hydrodynamics*

Week #2 (April 26 to 28)

SharkDiscover what shapes allow animals and objects to travel quickly under water.

Bring
Your results from last week.
We are going to use our devices to create a graph of your data.

Concepts

  • Aerodynamic
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Flow
  • Turbulence
  • Force
  • Area
  • Pressure
  • Gravity
  • Drag coefficient

 

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beaker 3) Whirlpools of Death - *Vortexes*

Week #3 (May 3 to 5)

WhirlpoolExperiment with swirling water to learn more about what a vortex is and how they are created.

Experiments

  • Bottle races
  • Tornado bottles

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Pencil 4) Is your toilet backwards? - *Vortexes*

Week #4 (May 10 to 12)

 

ToiletDo toilets really flush “backwards” in Australia compared to Canada?
Cyclone vs Hurricane


Concepts

  • Toroidal vortexes
  • Eddie currents
  • Coriolis effect
  • Centrifugal force
  • Centripetal force

Mini-experiments

  • Shoot smoke rings
  • Put out a fire using a vortex
  • Ice-nado
  • Food color rings
  • Lazy parabolas

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Break - *2 Weeks*

No classes for 2 weeks

May 17 to 19

May 24 to 26

beaker 5) Blow it Up! Back Together! - *Bernoulli's Principle*

ExplosionWeek #5 (May 31 to June 2)

 

We won’t be making any watermelons
un-explode; instead we will look at a phenomenon that pushes objects together rather than apart.

 

 

 

 

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Pencil 6) Make a Mist - *Bernoulli's Principle*

MistWeek #6 (June 7 to 9)

 

Can you figure out how to suck up water only by blowing?

Become a human can of spray paint!

 

Concepts

  • Bernoulli's Principle
  • Venturis
  • Pressure differentials
  • Constrictions
  • Velocity
  • Fluid
  • Lift

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beaker 7) Sticky Water - *Surface Tension*

Week #7 (June 14 to 16)

Water Strider

Water is one the most plentiful and amazing substances on our planet.  Water molecules stick to each other quite strongly, creating some very interesting effects.

Concepts

  • Adhesion
  • Cohesion
  • Hydrogen Bonding

 

beakerMini-Labs

  • Fuller than full cup
  • Is pepper afraid of soap?
  • Floating paper-clips
  • Walking on water

 

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Pencil 8) Dancing Slime - *Viscosity*

Week #8 (June 21 to 23)

SlimeA non-Newtonian fluid is a fluid that does not follow Newton's Law of Viscosity; this makes them behave in very strange ways. 

We are going to make some "magic-mud" or "oobleck" or, "flubber", and pump many Watts of sound energy into it to bring it to life and make it dance!

Slime

 

Concepts

 

 

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