Our 2nd session of Can Do Chemistry focused on measuring matter. Students used scales, tape measures and thermometers to measure their height, weight and body temperatures. They then practiced measuring length with a tape measure to see how far Hot Wheels cars rolled on the floor.
The science of Chemistry often requires the measurement of the volume of materials so students learned how to use measuring spoons, cups and graduated cylinders to measure the volume of salt, sugar and water. They put their new skills to work to make a crystal solution to take home and observe. Can't wait to hear about the results of that experiment!
Our last activity involved observing how the density of different liquids affects a material's ability to either sink or float. The different liquids included water, corn oil, baby oil, dish soap, vinegar and rubbing alcohol. It was interesting to see the different results!
A lot of fun was had learning about measurement! Enjoy the pictures below!