On Friday afternoon, we made Jello for Science. Monday, we reflected on our learning from our time in the kitchen.
I asked the kids: Why did we make Jello?
Evan explained that it would be a good way to show different states of matter when he said:
Its solid, and then liquid and then solid.
I then had the students think about and walk through our Jello making process:
We poured the sugar into the bowl, and it was a solid. (Adam)
|Observing the solid crystals.|
|Mixing to help the solid crystals dissolve in the liquid,|
|And now... we wait!|
Some further thoughts a few students had about the different states of matter that the Jello moved through,..
When we put it in the fridge, it made a solid, and when we ate it, it turned into a liquid in our mouth. (Katelyn)
When the Jello mixed with our saliva, it turned to a liquid (Sean)
Once the Jello was ready, everyone enjoyed a serving, and then we discussed how we could tell that the finished product was a solid. We did this by checking for the three properties of a solid.
It takes up space (Evan)
It keeps its shape (Chantal)
When I turned the bowl upside down, the Jello held its shape and didn't come out (Charles/Ciera)
Last but not least, the students shared some thoughts about eating the Jello!
|Enjoying the finished product,|
It was really delicious and I wanted another bowl (Gabby)
It tasted awesome (Katelyn)