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The Play Dough Evaluation Project

Journal Article by: Mary Heckscher Digital resources are stored online in your NSTA Library.

Fourth-grade students gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of “properties” by evaluating and comparing play doughs. Students also hone their observation and reporting skills and enrich their vocabulary, integrating language arts into this activity.

Grades
  • Elementary
  • Middle

A selection from Science and Children -- February 2006

  • Publication Date
    2/1/2006
  • Volume
    043
  • Issue
    05
  • ISSN
    Not Available
  • Pages
    5

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  • on Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:32 PM

Make-your-own-play-doe is a great inquiry activity that strengthens observation skills. By experimenting with different recipes and creating a product that is introduced during a class presentation, students are engaged in science and science discussions. This is a great idea to start the year or to use when introducing the importance of making good observations.

Patty McGinnis
Patty McGinnis


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