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Ahoy! The Wonders of Water

from Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

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Land Ho! Go on a high seas adventure examining the wondrous properties of water. Take a journey into a drop of water and examine the structure and behavior of water molecules. Come explore surface tension, why things sink or float, and other unique properties of water with a series of hands-on experiments with Captain Waterpants as your guide.

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About This Program


By Request: $160.00

Price includes $15 shipping fee.

Reservations must be paid in full or guaranteed by a purchase order 30 days after the program. Checks, money orders, or credit cards are also accepted.

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50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, 4Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

30 *Additional fee for more participants

Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Field Trip Zoom

Booking Information

This program is available year round.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made up to 72 hours prior to your scheduled program will be refunded (less a $25 administrative fee.) The $25 administrative fee is waived if you reschedule. If a cancellation is made less than 72 hours before the scheduled program, no refund will be issued.

In the event of weather related school closings or power outages, programs will be rescheduled. If you choose not to reschedule your make-up distance learning program, payment will be refunded less a $25 administrative fee. In the case of program cancellation, the participating site is responsible for rescheduling and/or returning the provided kit materials.

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Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Ann Arbor, MI
United States

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum provides an opportunity for people of all ages to discover and enjoy the wonder of science, math and technology in an interactive environment that promotes science literacy through experimentation, exploration and education. Our distance learning programs are as interactive and hands-on as a visit to our museum! All programs include a kit of materials that includes everything students need to engage with our educators.

Corrina Strecker

Program Details


I. Welcome
II. Looking More Closely at Water
III. Surface Tension Experiments
IV. Sinking vs.floating Experiments
V. Density Experiments
VI. Conclusions and Questions


Students will discuss the properties of water.
Students will experiment with and observe the surface tension of water.
Students will classify different objects as floating and sinking and discuss density.
Students will see the effects of pressure on water.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.K-4.1 Science as Inquiry
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Understanding about scientific inquiry
NS.K-4.2 Physical Science
Properties of objects and materials
Position and motion of objects
NS.K-4.4 Earth and Space Science
Properties of earth materials

State Standards

P.PM.01.11 Demonstrate the ability to sort objects according to observable attributes such as color, shape, size, sinking, or floating.
P.PM.01.21 Demonstrate that water as a liquid takes on the shape of various containers.
P.PM.02.12 Describe objects and substances according to their properties (color, size, shape, texture, hardness, liquid or solid, sinking or floating).
S.IA.03.13 Communicate and present findings of observations and investigations.
P.PM.04.23 Compare and contrast the states of matter.