A wonderful Valentine themed investigation that correlates to the *Next Generation Science Standards Kindergarten Forces and Interactions and K-2 Science and Engineering Practices. In this investigation students will answer the question: What is the effect of carbonation on candy hearts?
Students will use the scientific method to guide them through discovering floating and sinking. They will explore how the density or the hearts change based on their volume in relationship to its' mass. They will compare with and without carbonation. This is a modification to the classic dancing raisin demonstration. Students will enjoy counting and observing the candy hearts. The teacher will love its’ ease of use, simple supplies, and taking a demonstration and making it a higher level thinking activity.
Included in the 16 page digital download
*Correlation to the *Next Generation Science Standards Kindergarten Forces and Interactions Benchmark
*Background information and teacher tips. Including how the investigation relates to lifejackets.
*Exploration Station Ideas
*5 Page investigation journal with two choices for conclusions based on abilities.
Medium plastic cups
Stop watch or timer
(Other items for the exploration stations, such as different brands of candy hearts and different liquids)
This makes a great Valentine activity that the kids can easily demonstrate for their family at home. Turn the music on and watch those hearts dance.
A holiday science bundle is available with this investigation. Bundle and save.
Yours in Science,
Investigating Dancing Candy Hearts
by Kimberly Scott
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