My second graders did this awesome activity for liquids and solids! Now bear with me, I'm about to ramble for a minute...
Read on to find out what we did!
We have been learning about liquids and solids and we wanted to learn more about how the way we use different liquids and solids can have an impact on our environment. Previously we had been mixing various liquids and solids together to see what types of reactions we could get.
In fact the very first activity I did was just put out a variety of liquids and solids and the students had to pick two things to mix together. Before mixing them they had to write in their science notebooks the way that scientists write. So, they wrote their hypothesis down, materials, the procedure and their results. The kids had a blast and we got to see some neat reactions (baking soda and vinegar!)
We also did a liquids race with maple syrup, ketchup, vinegar and oil and some absorption activities.
Our final activity was this fun Oil Spill Activity:
They completed observation pages as well as brainstorming pages that can be found in this booklet: