Last week we did a unit all about matter. We learned
what solids, liquids, and gases were.
On Monday, we worked with Alka Seltzer.
We decided that Alka Seltzer tablets are solid.
The water is a liquid.
We predicted what would happen if we dropped the Alka Seltzer into the water.
Here's what we thought:
If we put the tablet in the water, then
Kaitlynn: it will sink.
Kate: it will break into little pieces.
Nyssa: it will make KoolAid
Ethan: the water might get a new taste.
Amy: it will shrink.
Catherine: it will float
Ashley: it will melt.
Vicente: it will lose its color.
Mia: it will sink.
Liam: it will absorb.
Dominick: some of the white stuff might float up.
Daniel: it will turn into little pieces.
Javon: it will crack.
Darrius: it will make bubbles.
We dropped it in on the count of 3!
We could feel the gas coming out of the cup!
Here's what we said while the gas was coming up:
It's like soda!
It's making noise!
It turns into salt!
If it disappeared, it absorbed!
That was awesome.
Great, now it's soda.
On Tuesday, we made our own ice cream!
We put our ice cream mixture into a small baggie. Then we put our small baggie into a big baggie full of ice and salt. Then we shook away!
On Wednesday, we put solid baking soda into liquid vinegar. It made enough gas to blow up our balloon!
On Thursday, we had more ice cream!
First we described our ice cream...it was a solid.
Then we described our liquid Root Beer.
Then we poured them together and ate it all up!