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Syosset-Jericho Tribune - Schools

Matter Matters

First-graders at Robbins Lane Elementary School were given a hands-on experience to better understand the characteristics of matter when an educator from the Science Museum of Long Island, located in Plandome, recently visited the school. The students tested a variety of items to see if they would float, sink or suspend in water. One by one, the first-graders predicted what an object would do when immersed in water, dropping in coffee beans, split peas and corn kernels to test their hypotheses. Using an assortment of rocks, they also observed how varying compositions of the same item can affect buoyancy.