A primary vehicle to scientific instruction is that of example.
Because the study of scientific concepts incorporate both observation and experimentation, our classroom activities strive to both display and apply this type of instruction.
This activity involved the science of how things dissolve.
Your budding chemist first learned that all things are made up of molecules.
We talked about how when some molecules interact, exciting things happen, and the word that describes this (in our experiment) phenomena is dissolution.
Using two different materials (baking soda and soap), we constructed snowmen and observed how our creations dissolved once we added vinegar to them.
We then discussed why we thought some snowmen “disappeared” faster than others.
Everyone enjoyed constructing and then watching as their creations disappeared!