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Can you compare?

In this fun hands-on lesson, students will get introduced to comparing heavy and light objects. This can be used as a stand alone lesson or pre-lesson for the **Heavier or Lighter** lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Heavier or Lighter? lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Heavier or Lighter? lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will compare the weights of objects.

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Students will be able to explain how to compare objects based on their weight.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Gather the class together and hold up two objects (e.g., an inflatable beach ball and a basketball).
  • Ask, "Which of these is heavier?"
  • Pass around the objects and allow students a chance to hold and compare each objects weight.