States of Matter in a Baggie
In second grade, students build on kindergarten and first grade foundations and explore higher-level science concepts, such as the water cycle, magnetism, and states of matter. Some of these scientific principles are difficult to observe, and can therefore be challenging for a second grader to understand. When it comes to science concepts, nothing makes abstract ideas concrete, quite like hands-on experiences.
Here’s a simple experiment you can do in your own home, to help your second-grader understand how temperature can affect states of matter. Your child will have a more solid understanding of these important scientific concepts after she does this experiment in a baggie! Not to mention, this activity ends with a refreshing treat and is perfect for those warm summer days.
What You Need:
- Re-sealable sandwich baggie
- Ice cube tray
- Powdered drink, such as Kool-Aid
- Masking tape