Ice Fishing

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  We continued our look at states of matter by doing a fun little experiment – ice fishing! Each child received a glass dish with water (the colours were just for fun!), several ice cubes, and a “fishing line”.  After laying the fishing line across the top surface of an ice cube, we sprinkled salt on top, counted to 10 and then checked our lines to see if we ‘caught’ a cube! The salt caused some melting of the ice cube, and as it refroze again, it trapped the fishing line.

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Dancing Raisins

…. otherwise known as “The Great Gas Experiment” took place at our kitchen table today. The kids had fun watching the raisins “dance” in the glass of ginger ale, as the bubbles of gas carried them to the surface. When a few bubbles burst at the surface, the raisins would then sink to the bottom of the glass to begin their ‘dance’ all over again!

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