As fifth graders try to explain how the ships ended up in the field, they're thinking about the properties of air and how this could affect what happened to the water.
Using the online particle simulator, students are seeing that air particles are constantly colliding with the surface of the water. But how does temperature of air affect not only the speed at which the molecules move, but the volume they take up?
It's getting us thinking...
And moving closer to explaining why our ships are in the field!