Sand
Sand is an interesting material. You can pour sand, but it is still a solid! Each individual grain of sand has a shape of its own and keeps that shape. Find out more about sand in today’s lesson.

Today’s Activities

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Watch

Think about this. What happens if you melt sand? Watch this cool Mystery Science video to find out!

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Sand math

Did you know that there are approximately 2 million grains of sand in a cup? That is a big number! Try making some more big numbers in this activity!

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Explore

Watch this video and learn about the famous artist Dale Chihuly who created amazing sculptures out of glass!
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Get moving!

Click on this sand timer. How many jumping jacks can you do in one minute. Flip the timer over and try out some more exercises! Squats, high knees, push ups, sit ups, and more!!

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Create it!

Since making a sculpture out of glass isn’t really very easy to do, try making a cool sculpture out of cardboard discs. How big can you make it?

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