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Which materials absorb liquids the best?

In this activity, students discover that it is possible to absorb a liquid using various materials and techniques.


Here are some suggestions for other resources that you might use in class before or after carrying out the activity:

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Here are ideas for other similar experiments and links to additional material:

Experiment notebooks

Here are models of experiment notebooks created by teachers or pedagogical advisors:

  • Model 1 (created in 2008, Word format)
  • Model 2 (created in 2008, PDF format)
  • Model 3 (created in 2007, Word format)

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