Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Simple Science

I teach a "siblings science" class at the academic co-op my oldest attends. {Siblings classes are offered for the kids too young to attend the academic classes--while the mom is doing her volunteer time.}
So today I am sharing our science experiments... hoping that a homeschooling mom might be inspired to use with her child or enrichment program. Enjoy!
Floating Egg

Materials:
-an egg
-glass three-fourths full of water
-salt

Procedure:
**set the egg in the glass
**slowly add salt half a teaspoon at a time until the egg floats


After a bit the water will become dense and be heavier than the egg


Float the "M's" off M&Ms

Materials: 
-small shallow clear bowl
-package of m&ms

Procedure:
-cover the candies with water

The candied shells will start to melt and the "M's" will float to the top of the water!!

WHY?????
The "m's"on the candy are an edible ink that does not dissolve in the water...as the shell melts away the "M's"float away!!!



OCEAN WAVES
**fill a clean plastic bottle with water
**add some food coloring
**then finish filling the bottle with vegetable oil
**cap the bottle and seal


ENJOY SOME FUN SCIENCE WITH ITEMS IN YOUR KITCHEN!