Explore States of Matter with Dancing Raisins
Science demonstrations are like mini-magic shows for curious minds. When your child watches a scientific demonstration, he is inspired to ask questions, make hypotheses and predictions, and test his own ideas. These are all inquiry skills that encourage critical thinking and problem-solving.
In first grade, your child may be exposed, on an introductory level, to lots of abstract science vocabulary, such as properties, matter, liquids, solids, and gases. Here’s a demonstration to help develop those inquiry skills, while exploring the power of gases to move objects.
What You Need:
- Clear drinking glass
- Club soda
- 2-3 raisins
- Dry pasta
- Other small, lightweight objects that will not dissolve, such as buttons and beads