I love using student friendly objects for teaching the Scientific method! One of my best sellers is my Bubblegum Science: Using the Scientific Method packet, and I know it is because it is KID-FRIENDLY!
This packet is all about that fluffy white treat that all kids (well, MOST kids) LOVE: Marshmallows!
In this packet you will find the following:
*Making observations: What does a marshmallow look/feel/smell like?
*Experiment: What will happen when we heat up a marshmallow in the microwave? (This includes each step of the scientific process, as well as a page for students to compare a regular marshmallow with a heated marshmallow. I have also included a page for students to compare measurements of a regular and heated marshmallow.)
*Experiment: Which liquid will dissolve a marshmallow the fastest?
(This includes each step of the scientific method, and a student recording page.)
Teacher directions are included for both experiments.
If you'd like a STEM/Engineering link to these experiments, be sure you visit the Smart Chick's store. She has some fun Marshmallow STEM activities!
Thanks, and enjoy!