Sunday, March 29, 2015

Science with PEEPS!

 Link for PEEPS Science Exploration Worksheets (3 pages)

This will be a four-day exploration, using marshmallow candies to extend learning about solids and liquids. 
On the first day, we'll set up the experiment by placing the Peep candies into 4 cups, each with a different liquid.  The children will record observations of the Peeps in the liquids and write a hypothesis statement.  On days 2 and 3, we'll review vocabulary and the previous day discussions and students will record observations on the backside of the exploration worksheet.  (The worksheet will be folded into four sections to create a table for recording data.) 
On the 4th day, we'll observe the physical (and hopefully chemical) changes and students will write about what happened to the Peep candies.

 Writing paper for optional enrichment or extension activities...
Hoppy Learning!
April 19, 2015
We had a lot of fun with the Peep exploration while incorporating first grade science study skills!  4 days was just enough time to observe and collect and record data.   The Peeps dissolved in all the liquids, providing meaningful discussion about a solid changing to a liquid.

The Peeps on day 4!

"The peeps used to be a solid."

Each day, the children made notes about their observations in columns numbered 1 through 4.

Students filled their writing pages with details about activities they enjoy with their "peeps".

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