Friday, 5 September 2008

Science Workshop

This month we are learning about matter - solids, liquids and gases. Did you know that if you blow into a bag that you can catch a gas?

To learn more about matter, we made Jello. We worked out how many cups of water we would need for 4 boxes of Jello by using tally marks. We noted that the delicious smelling powder in the box was a solid but when we added hot water, it turned into a liquid. We even watched as the liquid escaped and turned into steam - a gas - when we used the element of hot water! Finally we put the Jello in the refrigerator to see what the element of cold would do to the liquid! We will take a look tomorrow and have the Jello for snack! Make sure to ask your child what a solid looks like, a liquid and a gas! It's a matter of form!


Melanie Holtsman said...

What a fun way to learn about matter! I bet that solid tasted good too!

Holly Davis said...

The other day I was boiling water on the stove and John came in and said, "you know mom, that is gas." Then we went on to tell me about the Jello. Very cool!