Water Themed Activities V

Helen Archibald
Pointe Clarie, Quebec


Barb, we did lots of stuff with water in my Sparks last year - indoors, so outdoors should be a piece if cake!

We did a whole session on what floats & sinks; we did another on things that look like water but aren't... like javex, ammonia, sprite, vinegar, etc. We did this in very small groups, and explained very carefully BEFOREHAND to each group about the scientific way to smell things and why...

WE asked them after they had smelled everything what they thought about tasting them... They all agreed that that would not be a good idea...

We did the trick of adding baking soda to vinegar (which looks like water...) and to water...

You see, we had a Spark unit run by a pair of biology majors & a science wannabe.

 

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