Friday, October 7, 2016
Last week we did our first science experiment of the second unit. We read several books about atoms.
We learned that atoms are the basic building blocks of everything. Atoms are incredibly tiny! We read that one raindrop contains approximately 5 sextillion atoms in it!
Then we worked on our lab sheet.
I filled 5 balloons with different things (air, water, cinnamon, lemon juice, and vanilla extract).
The kids had to smell each balloon and figure out what was in it, then record their findings.
The purpose of the lab was to teach that scent atoms are small enough to travel between the atoms that make up the balloons.
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