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Summer SAVY Session 3, Day 3 – Matter Mysteries

Posted by on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 in blog, SAVY.

Day 3: It’s been an exciting day at Matter Mysteries. We started the day off by playing detective and identifying and recreating a “mystery goop” that turned out to be…oobleck! The kids had a great time discussing how the substance mimics the properties of both solids and liquids. We also learned about chemical and physical changes in matter, touching on the Law of Conservation of Matter. Pretty advanced learning, but your littles were ready and willing! We also learned about freezing and melting by making our own ice cream! We concluded the day by beginning our next ongoing mystery to solve, called, “Who stole the principal’s water?”

Some key concepts we covered today included:
  • Objects can be described by their properties, including color, shape, size, texture, etc.
  • Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space.
  • Matter can change from one state to another; these are called physical changes.
Be sure to ask your kiddos some of the following questions this evening:
  • How was oobleck like a solid and a liquid?
  • What is the importance of temperature for matter-changing states?
  • What are some examples of change on earth and in our everyday lives?