Seeing the magic behind this chemical reaction.
How it works:
Milk is made up of mostly water but it does contain vitamins, minerals, proteins and small droplets of fat. The fat and proteins are super sensitive to changes in the milk and so when the dishwashing liquid is added a chemical reaction occurs.
The soap and fat work hard to join together, which causes the movement. When food colouring is added we are able to witness this chemical reaction occurring.
We explored many areas of the science curriculum during this fabulous workshop. The transfer of energy from one object to another, circuits, the power of air amongst many others. It was a fantastic show that the whole school enjoyed.
We were lucky enough to find a wasps nest (minus wasps thank goodness). We cut it open to see what shapes we could find. It is utterly amazing to see the wonders of nature. It is extremely light and the layers are almost like paper.
We cut it open and saw that they use cells similar to bees.
5th class used the Makey Makey to explore circuits and whether objects were good conductors of electricity or if they were good insulators.
Senior infants had great fun making lava lamps.
5th class had been challenged to build the tallest structure using only marshmallows and toothpicks. The structure had to remain standing unsupported for 15 seconds in order to be considered.
The winners worked really well together sharing ideas and not eating the limited supply of marshmallows given!