Thursday, May 13, 2010

Science Experiment

I've been meaning to post this for awhile and thought I'd share for those who are looking for an easy way to add some fun to your days.  We are working through science activities in a bag.    I love having these ready to go as it means that it is much easier to get to actually doing it!  My boys love doing experiments!

For this experiment, we heated a small amount of water in a soda can.

Once we saw steam, we waited a few seconds.  The yellow paper in the background is part of the experiment.  It lists all of the materials, things to do and observe, questions to ask the children and more.  On a separate sheet are the correct answers (or it will say answers vary if there is not one correct answer).  This is a really great resource!

Next you grab the can with some tongs and quickly invert it into a pot of ice cold water.

The results were impressive and the noise startled me!!! 

We had to do it a second time - just like the instructions said we would want to. 

If you are looking for a fun way to add some science into your days, I do highly recommend these books!  We did the first book of experiments with a group of local homeschoolers.  I received the second set as a gift from my sweet friend Hollie. 

I think we are set for fun for quite awhile now!