We have a real WOW start to our Science topic on States of Matter!! We made a special liquid that actually felt like a solid when we touched it! We got very messy but it was lots of fun!!
We thought of lots of questions that we want to investigate and find the answers too...
We also began to think about what a solid, liquid and gas was. We sorted some articles into categories and then described what they had in common. Shiven said that solids were hard, Oliver said they were strong and Jessica said that they didn't change shape. When we compared all the liquids, Gabriel said they all spread out and pour and Alfie said they always go to the bottom of the container. Finally, when we looked at the gases, Unaisah said that all gases could be squashed and Lewis said that they spread out everywhere!
To tie in with our Harvest theme, we did some cooking and baking using apples and chocolate. We investigated how chocolate melts through heating it and how the particles begin move apart. We made apple muffins and looked at how the solids ingredients turn into liquid when they were mixed together. After we put them in the oven, the mixture had turn back to a solid. We thought this was because the heat had caused the liquid to evaporate. We put the rest of our harvest apples to good use and dipped them in our melted chocolate! They tasted delicious! We had lots of fun and learnt a lot too!