Hello Division 19,
Today we had our in-class science day. We had a visit from High Tech High Touch science and it was so much fun. We did some chemistry and learned about solids, liquids and gases. We will be studying more about matter after Spring Break, so this session was a great introduction. In this video, you can see some of the experiments we did today.
For the first experiment we talked about cohesion. We poked skewers into a plastic bag and saw that no water came out. Then we learned how to make a gas by mixing a solid (baking soda) and a liquid (vinegar). I love this experiment and I do it with Ava on many rainy days. If you are looking for a way to keep your child away from the tv on a rainy day, give them a tray with baking soda and little bowls of vinegar (with food coloring) and see all the bubbles! I have a video from today but it is on my phone and until I can figure out how to upload it, you will have to have your child show you what we were doing. The final experiment we did was making goop. Hopefully, you were able to see it today after school. This goop is a lot of fun to make and play with. It calls for 2 ingredients, corn starch and water (with food coloring to make it fun!). Start with 1/4 cup of cornstarch. Slowly add water until it gets goopy but not too liquidy. Start playing with it! The goop will behave like a liquid AND a solid!
Here is the video from today.