At the end of the school year I love to do experiments with my kiddos since we're trapped in our classrooms for state-tests happening in the building and we're finished the main curriculum and ready for review. I created this Ice Cream Float Experiment to do that takes just a little prep but involves a lot of fun while we review Scientific Investigation.
The kids will determine what type of beverage makes the most foam when added to vanilla ice cream. Kids make their guess as you scoop a tiny bit of ice cream into 3 small cups for each student. Then watch their faces with delight as you pour coke, orange soda, lemonade, or whatever else into their cups and they discover the amount of foam that appears. As a bonus, students will solve a less-scientific question in which one tastes best! My students loved this activity!