Indiana Expeditions with Rick Corsslin, Teacher Toolkit
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Indiana Expeditions - Physical Science

Bring out the amazing Diet Coke suit! What can the soft drink show us about our physical world? You have to see this to believe it! Viewers will watch the real process of creating steel – a solid, then a liquid, then a solid again. And what happens when a hospital lets Rick in to investigate its Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine? Density, Magnetism and Science Methods all designed for viewers to "try it yourself!"

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Lesson: Electromagnet Mania

Students will build and test their own electromagnet and then experiment with variables to see if they can change the strength of their electromagnet.

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Lesson: Sink or Float - Exploring Density

Given a variety of twelve-ounce unopened cans of regular and diet soda, students will predict and then test whether they will sink or float in water.

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Lesson: The Flying Paperclip

Students will create an apparatus to test a magnetic field. They will then experiment with a variety of items to determine which items will cause an interruption in the magnetic field.

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