Explore the fat in different milks by watching the colors swirl and mix. Using the scientific method students will investigate the question:
Does the amount of fat in milk affect the amount of swirling colors?
Students will discover that whole milk is made mostly of water, but it contains fat. The fat can be separated from the milk using soap. The food coloring enables us to see the fat separating. This investigation journal meets the *Next Generation Science Standards 2nd Grade Benchmarks for Structure and Properties of Matter (2-PS1-1 and 2-PS1-2) and K-2 Engineering Design (K-2-ETS1-3).
Students will love the beauty of the swirling colors. Teachers will love its’ ease of use and watching the students get excited about science and using higher order thinking skills.
Great activity for St. Patrick’s Day. Perfect for classrooms, homeschooling, science fairs, scout groups, or just fun.
Included in 19 page digital download:
*Correlation to the *Next Generation Science Standards
*Background information with teacher tips
*6 page investigation journal
*2 Conclusion pages to choose from based on student abilities.
*Exploring Further worksheet: Students will create their own milk combination.
Whole milk, Fat Free Milk, Dish Soap, 7 inch Dessert Plates, Eye Droppers, Food Coloring, Timer(3 Minute Sand Timers work well), Measuring Cup, other milks for further exploration
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Yours in Science,
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Rain Milk: Exploring the Fat in Milk
by Kimberly Scott
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