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Curious Science with Curious George

The science of matter becomes as fun as it is educational when George gets in the mix! After watching Curious George work with his 'floppafication' pot, students will learn about matter and force.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to read and discuss the plot of a short story. They will also be able to describe and classify types of matter by their observable properties.

Introduction

(10 minutes)
  • Tell students that today, they are going to learn about 'floppification' with Curious George.
  • Make sure each student has a sheet of paper and a pencil.
  • Create a KWL chart on the board and discuss with the students what they know and what they want to know about cooking spaghetti. (Example questions include: Do any of you know how to cook noodles? What happens when you cook noodles? Does this happen to everything? Why?)
  • Explain that the boiling water changes the matter of the noodles by affecting the makeup of their structure through force.
  • Have students copy down your chart.