Thursday, October 28, 2010

Chemistry~Things that go poof!

We have officially begin studying the science of chemistry. Fun, fun, fun. My approach to teaching science is like my approach to teaching almost anything else, hands-on and experiment-based.  I have a huge book of experiments and I plan to do at least one each week. First up was a couple of tried and trues, baking soda and vinegar reactions and making bread. We've made a couple volcanoes and played with soda and vinegar a lot, so this time I demonstrated and explained what was actually happening to create the bubbles and fizz. We haven't made bread in a while (grasp!), so they enjoyed this and we learned about how yeast works.

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