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If poetry is taught the right way, students should be cheering at the thought of a Poetry Workshop day. This blog post outlines the "why" of Poetry Workshop along with tips and tricks that I have picked up to make any poetry unit a raging success in your middle school classroom.

I use this to have students make predictions if an item floats or sinks.

from Learning Lab Resources

Teaching Matter with Root Beer Floats!

Use root beer floats to teach about the three states of matter.

This is a fun activity to wrap up states of matter. Have students fill out the card to get their rootbeer float. Ice cream is the solid, rootbeer is the liquid, and the carbonation is the gas. Have fun!

Floating wooden pavilion designed by students to deal with forest flooding in Estonia

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Root Beer Float Science Inquiry Lesson Plan & Handout - Solid, Liquid, Gas

This is a lesson plan and handout for a science inquiry on solids, liquids, gases. Students will create a root beer float and see the three states of matter. The lesson plan has a daily target, steps, materials you will need, extensions, videos, and more!

from Learning Lab Resources

Teaching Matter with Root Beer Floats!

Are your students tired of only reading about matter? Let them experience a solid, liquid, and gas by creating root beer floats!

Sink or float? Kids are naturally curious about their world!. This easy sink or float STEM activity is amazing! My students were engaged, learning, and having meaningful buddy/collaborative conversations about why they think an object will sink or float! from Teacher to the Core @Teacher to the Core