Summer SAVY 2016 (Session 2, Day 1) – It’s Elemental
We had a great first day in It’s Elemental! We started out by learning about some inspirational scientist such as Marie Curie, Alexander Fleming, and Stephanie Kwolek. We identified characteristic that are needed for great scientist and we made an effort to display those characteristics today. We studied the steps of the scientific method. We then used those steps to identify the two chemicals that were forming bubbles in the elephant toothpaste demonstration. The elephant toothpaste activity can easily be repeated at home by mixing together dried yeast, dish soap, and hydrogen peroxide. You can also watch this instructional video for more detailed explanations: https://sciencebob.com/fantastic-foamy-fountain/. Then we learnt how chemist classify matter into elements, molecules, and mixtures. We practiced using this language while creating our own ocean in a bottle which can be taken home at the end of the week. I am so excited for tomorrow when we are going to study the composition of an atom and learn methods scientist use to separate mixtures.