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  1. 1. Standard Indicator 4.3.2 Begin to investigate and explain that air is a substance that surrounds us, takes up space, and whose movements we feel as wind.
  2. 2. Air is Everywhere <ul><li>Materials: </li></ul><ul><li>Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Pencils </li></ul><ul><li>Balloons </li></ul><ul><li>Puzzling Air Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Science Journal </li></ul>
  3. 3. Pre-Activity Discussion <ul><li>Where is air? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there air touching you right now? </li></ul><ul><li>What keeps a kite up in the sky? </li></ul><ul><li>When air moves outside, what do we call it? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Definition <ul><li>Air is a substance that surrounds us, takes up space, and whose movement we feel as wind . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Air Movement <ul><li>Take out a scrap piece of paper. </li></ul><ul><li>“How can you use air to move your paper from one side of your desk to the other?” </li></ul><ul><li>Test your ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Did the air move? How? </li></ul><ul><li>Is air all around us? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Air takes up Space <ul><li>Look at a deflated balloon. </li></ul><ul><li>“Do you know a way to make this balloon bigger?” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Air takes up Space <ul><li>There are several ways to make a balloon bigger, but try only using air. </li></ul><ul><li>Stretch out the balloon and blow air into it. </li></ul><ul><li>As you blow up the balloon, does the balloon get bigger? </li></ul><ul><li>What is taking up space inside the balloon? </li></ul><ul><li>Compare the deflated balloon with the inflated balloon. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Puzzling Air Questions <ul><li>Copy each of the following statements on separate pieces of paper: </li></ul><ul><li>Air surrounds us. </li></ul><ul><li>Air takes up space. </li></ul><ul><li>We feel air’s movements as wind. </li></ul>