Sunday, October 4, 2009

States of matter

For our science lesson we did a lesson on states of matter from the book Cooking and Science. I really like this book the kids love it barely get that its school and really grasp the concept in such a fun yummy way.

the solid sugar free vanilla ice cream, tried to have a bit less sugar in the kids:-)

The liquid with a bit of the gas on top. I told them to listen for the fizz when you open the bottle that is the gas you can hear it before you see it.

solid and liquid making the gas, root beer floats tend to be very foamy so this concept is easily seen here.


showing the pictures they drew and labeled of the root beer floats. And Shawn he just was happy with the solid:-) Excuse his messy face we did this right after lunch so he was good and ready for a nice bath and nap by the time this was done- actually so was I;-)

This was such a fun,sweet, simple lesson, and an easy way for the younger kids to grasp the solid,liquid ,gas concept. We will be doing many experiments from this book this year, I find we learn alot with hands on projects. And cooking certainly offers many lessons. From math, to language to science, to social studies.


Beverly said...

that is great! I will have to look for that book. looks yummy!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a great way to learn!!! And yummy as well! I'm sure they'll remember it better doing it this way! said...

i could really get into this lesson!!

Madeline said...

What fun! I love science lessons in the kitchen.

Crunchy Christian Mom said...

LOL. We're planning to make root beer floats tonight -- that's my kind of learnin'! :)

I'm praying you heal up quick!!

Lori said...

That looks like an awesome book, I will have to check that out! That definitely looked like a "sweet" lesson, thanks for sharing!