Monday, November 4, 2013

What is Science?

My passion has always been reading and my new passion since beginning 2nd grade is math.  However, I do fit Science in from time to time.  Now, I even have some pictures to prove it. 

This year I have an amazing intern April who has been doing some great science lessons and getting the kids excited. Here we are below. 

One of the first experiments we did was a huge hit.  Mentos and Diet Coke. I actually have a video of April doing this.  She had a plan to get more than one Mentos in the 2 liter and let's just say it didn't work. So here is my teacher tip on this science project - AS SOON AS THE FIRST MENTOS HITS THE DIET COKE - MOVE AWAY FAST!
If you notice in the above picture, April is a little wet from the eruption.  I couldn't even pretend to not laugh in front of the kids.  It's sprayed out like a water hose sprays everywhere when you put your thumb over the end of the hose.  Soda everywhere! So funny. 

Another exciting experiment we did was making our own lava lamp.  Well kind of.  I personally think the title is a little misleading.  It doesn't actually light up. It's not a lamp.  However, the bubbles move around and make for some scientific conversations.  All you need is a clear bottle, water, vegetable oil, food coloring, and Alka Seltzer tabs.  I think the kids could have watched this bottle for hours if I let them.  

Thanks for stopping by to see what's going on in my little corner of the world!

1 comment:

  1. My kids LOVE the diet coke and mentos experiment. They've been playing this game in their school ( where they teach you about earth sciences, so DS has been trying to make fire by striking two rocks. It's hilarious. This lava lamp idea is genius! Might try it this weekend! Thank you SO much Randi!



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