Here is a fun, easy science experiment that I use to introduce my little ones to the concepts of predicting and experimenting. I set up 10 different solids on a table in my classroom. We discuss the word “dissolving” and we come up with a good working definition. Then I ask my students to predict which solids they think will dissolve in water. We record our predictions (worksheets provided). I then let the children carry out the experiments themselves. Everyone works with a partner and they take turns deciding which solid to test. They add a scoop of the solid to water, stir and record results. It is a very independent experiment- I have a classroom of scientists predicting and experimenting at their own pace. They do not have to follow any order of testing the solids- they choose what they would like to experiment with. They love being scientists!
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