Monday, March 18, 2013

Solids, Liquids & Freebies, Oh, My!

Happy Monday everyone!

Before I get started with some freebies for you, I wanted to let you know that I am moving on over to Bloglovin'.  Did you know that Google Reader is retiring soon?  If you are a current or former Google Reader user, this is going to be really easy for you! You can import all of the current blogs you follow with just one click!  Come on over and join me :)

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I don't know about you, but this weekend went by in a flash.  In between Lacrosse practice and a State Gymnastics meet, it was like project central at my house.  Here's the short list of everything that had to be done by this morning:

  • The science fair presentation board for my school
  • Daughter #1: Edit and burn two social studies videos, complete 3 reading logs, study for test
  • Daughter #2: Justin Bieber music poster & biography (which meant nonstop playing of his music to keep her "inspired"-oh, Lord), complete 3 reading logs, study for test, begin Power-Point for Spanish project.
  • Husband: Oh, don't worry...I made him a Honey-Do list!
Needless to say, there was not much blogging time this weekend, but...I am in a science-y mood thanks to our science fair this week.  You may already know, but we did some experimenting with Osmosis.  We did 3 class experiments that the kids LOVED.  I promised some pictures, so here they are...

The Finished Display Board


The Colorful Celery Experiment was up first.  The kids were excited to see how the colored liquid moved through the celery.  This was their first exposure to Osmosis.


Our second experiment involved soaking a raw egg in vinegar.  We concluded that the vinegar dissolved the shell.  The vinegar then passed through the egg's membrane through Osmosis and made it grow larger.  We could not believe that we were able to bounce the raw egg!  We got a little carried away and dropped it from a height that was a bit too high. The kids were literally covering their eyes with their hands...they were sure their crazy teacher was going to get splashed with raw egg. It was amazing- the membrane separated from the rest of the egg and the yolk stayed intact!



By the time we did the Gummy Bear Project, the kids were Osmosis pros!



I was looking at some of my past experiments and I put three together for you that I think you may like, especially if you are studying matter in your classroom! Grab them right out of my google docs! Click on the pictures below.



It's Monday, so I am linking up!
Classroom Freebies Manic Monday
Have a great week everyone!



5 comments:

  1. We are studying states of matter! This is so timely! How did you know? LOL Thanks for the freebies!

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  2. These are super fun experiments that I can't wait to try out! Thanks for sharing :)
    -Julie
    The Techie Teacher

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the experiments :)

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  3. Love your Osmosis science fair presentation board. Awesome. Thanks for the science experiment freebies. I will definitely use them.
    Your newest follower,
    Pamela
    First Class Teacher

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