This program invites students to examine the properties of materials through an exploration of liquids and solids. They will investigate the differences between the three states of matter, and will learn about how buoyancy changes in response to liquids with different densities. Armed with this new knowledge, they will be challenged to build a stable and buoyant structure that will be tested to see how much weight it can support.
Grade 2: Science and Technology – Matter and Energy
Elementary Cycle 1: Science and Technology – Material World
Elementary Cycle 2: Science and Technology – Material World
Reference the following chaperone guides during your group's visit for tips on how to engage students with the exhibits.
Make name tags to help the museum educator build rapport with students. Students may bring a lunch or purchase one from the museum’s café.
Teachers may preview the museum free of charge at any time, by presenting proof of their teaching status at the admission desk.
Consider familiarizing your group with our site with these tips to help plan your visit or by downloading a PDF document and PowerPoint presentation available below.
Download information for planning your visit (ZIP, 6 MB)
$9.75 per student.
Includes Museum admission.
A minimum fee of $146.25 will be charged per group.
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