FOSS - Variables

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Grade: 5
Type: Physical Science
Despite the mundane name, this kit is quite lively. Students are expected to nail down the concept that only one variable is altered in a scientific experiment. They gain this understanding by investigating pendulum motion, bouyancy, flight design, and catapult design. The students are very engaged in the activities as they manipulate the design of various objects in order to meet a goal. Along the way they acquire graphing, communication, and critical thinking skills.

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Richard D. Winter Jr. Matching Gift || A generous gift from the Edgar Hardy Family || The San Diego Foundation's Reuben H. Fleet Discretionary Fund & Colonel Frank C. Wood Memorial Fund || Todd and Mari Gutschow Family Foundation || Anne Prause Blue || Proxima || Marilyn and Martin Colby