The states of matter came “alive” in the 5th grade classroom last Wednesday!
Scientists Jon and Ellen captured the attention, curiosity, and creativity of the class when the students were challenged to blow bubbles into different shapes, thus demonstrating that air takes the shape of its container.
Next, the students watched colorful chemical reactions come alive, through the exchange of electrons between different liquid substances. This fun activity involved whole milk, food coloring, and dish soap.
To complete our trilogy of solid-liquid-gas investigations, the students made a rather unique and messy substance. Oobleck has the properties of both liquids and solids, and it’s a simple recipe using cornstarch and water.
Needless to say, this was a great day! Thank you, Jon & Ellen!