the phenomenon of climate change, a new mixture has rained down and
flooded the area, including the town. It is a non-Newtonian fluid which
has properties of both liquids and solids. The challenge for the second
graders was to build structures that will stay up and not sink into the
mixture. Along with that, walkways and bridges had to be built so that
people can move around their town. The structures had to withstand
rains that could leak into the structures. Additionally, the structures
had to be able to withstand this mysterious fluid dropping from the
sky. The second grade engineers had their hands full with this
new material that could take over all areas of the world!
is anything that takes up space and has mass; everything around us is
made of matter. The way the matter's molecules are placed determine
what kind of matter it is.
|States of Matter||States of matter are the different forms of matter; there are three that we will focus on: solid, liquid and gas.
||Solids have a definite shape; their size and shape remain the same and their molecules cannot move.
||Liquids don't have a definite shape; they take the shape of their container and their molecules can move around.
||Gases do not have a definite shape and their molecules are free and move around very fast.
||Properites are the characteristics of something that help identify it. It's what something is like or What it can do.
|Non Newtonian Fluid||Non-Newtonian Fluids are a type of fluid that flows differently depending on how much pressure is applied.
|Prototype||A prototype is an early sample or model that is built to test an idea or a process.
|Click here to see the phenomena that were presented in the classroom
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