Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Solids, Liquids, & Gases!
We have been super busy learning all about the states of matter!! We did a couple of fun activities that were really engaging and the kids loved it!
These anchor charts are actually from the teacher next door! She makes such cute charts that I had to show them off!
The first activity we did was using cereal to represent matter particles!
They were so proud of their work!!
Then we did an activity with chocolate chips.
I originally found this idea at Once Upon a First Grade Adventure.
The kiddos were able to observe how solids change to a liquid and then back to a solid.
First, we tried to use body heat to melt the chocolate chips.
It worked a little.
Then we used the sun's heat!
Our bags sitting outside in the sun!
That really worked! They were so amazed it was warm! :)
Then we put it in the freezer....
The next day...we had solid chocolate again!
They got to eat their chocolate, which of course made it "The Best Day Ever!"
Don't you love it when kids say that?!
Happy "HUMP" Day!!