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You and your students will be amazed at how easy it is to make butter. Supplies are simple and teacher guide provided. Correlates to the NGSS 2nd grade Structures and Functions of Matter and 2nd-5th grade Science and Engineering Practices. Perfect for Thanksgiving science or to learn the states for matter.
Students will follow the scientific method to answer the question:
Does the amount of fat in cream affect the thickness of butter?
*Brainstorm what they know about butter.
*Write and state if they supported their hypothesis.
*Record and rank detailed observations.
*Create a bar graph.
*Summarize data and make a conclusion using their evidence.
*Explain the steps in making butter.
Included in 20 page digital download
*Correlation to the *Next Generation Science Standards 2nd Grade
*Background information with teacher tips
*7 Page investigation journal differentiated with two different data table and conclusion pages to choose from depending on grade level.
Supplies per group
Heavy Whipping Cream
Half and Half Cream
Fat-Free Half and Half Cream
3 clean marbles
3 baby soda bottle test tubes or 6oz. baby bottles (other containers work too.)
Plastic Knife or popsicle stick
3 small bowls
Teachers will love its' ease of use, simple materials, and watching the kids get excited about science. Students will enjoy uncovering how easy it is to make butter. Great for homeschooling, science fair, Thanksgiving fun, and hands on science. This is a great addition as a STEM activity. Take it further and explore jobs in the dairy industry.
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ButterBasics by KimberlyScott is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.