Summer SAVY 2016 (Session 5, Day 1) – Marvelous Molecules (Dr. Holden)
We are off to a great start in Marvelous Molecules! The morning began with a concept mapping exercise on chemistry. Next, students explored the characteristics of scientists, lab safety, and the scientific method. Later, our eager experimenters discussed how to make good observations and the importance of science journaling. After formulating hypotheses, students conducted their first experiment by combining sodium bicarbonate and phenol red/water, with calcium chloride. We then talked about how to spot signs of a chemical reaction and touched on constants and variables. Tomorrow, we will play an atom game, explore the periodic table and experiment with a non-Newtonian fluid!