Water 1: Do all substances dissolve in water? (student instructions) © Siemens Stiftung 2016 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Water 1: Do all substances dissolve in water? (student instructions)

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Experimentation instructions for students in grades 5, 6, and 7:
Detailed instructions and questions for students on conducting the first subexperiment on water quality.

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2016-08-12
The students will investigate the solubility of clay, salt, silica sand, dish detergent, and cooking oil in water and record their guesses and observations in tables.

The instructions first include a photo and a list of the required apparatus and materials. Text and pictures explain the preparations for the experiment step by step. Then several assignments are presented: The students should express their guesses, conduct the experiment, and note down their observations.

Information and ideas:
• Observe the safety information in these instructions as well as in the teacher information related to the experiment and discuss them with your students.
• Also observe the applicable safety guidelines for your school.
Experiment
Chemistry; Physics
Grade 5 to 6
Middle/high school
Drinking water; Water pollution; Water treatment
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Michael Knieb, Alexander Ruß for the Siemens Stiftung
© Siemens Stiftung 2016
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