Thursday, March 12, 2009

Rainbow Fun

I love it when school just happens instead of being initiated by me. This week the kids saw a episode of curious george all about rainbows. They came to me later in the day asking to re-create the experiment they did on the show. Then i remembered there was a Book of Days project about rainbows this month. I had a perfect opportunity to do something fun with them while they learned something. I love it when that happens!!!

We spent a little time thinking and talking about rainbows, and density while we experimented with colored sugar water. Mostly i think they had fun just making the rainbows on the walls with crystal prisms and stirring the sugar water for the project. Thank goodnes it was a sunny afternoon otherwise this would never have worked.

**so, to explain...because of the different amounts of sugar in each glass each layer has a different density. SO when you carefully pour them in the glass one after the other they layer instead of getting all mixed together.**
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7 comments:

MaryMary said...

But Leslie, how did the colors stay separated. You have students out here in blogland that are clueless...do tell.

Laura said...

I am with MaryMary..How? Thank You for commenting on my Blog. I love my little bunnies too..but most of all I am impressed with what a good Mama they have had. Love the looks of the recipe below...think I will give it a try.

Colleen said...

Very cool, Leslie!

Melissa said...

Leslie---so cool. What a fun experiment. Have you ever made the 4th of July drinks using this same concept?

I think it was Crafty Crow that I stole it from----diet 7up, blue gatorade, cranberry juice...super cool.

The Tripp Family said...

Les-leeeeee, where aaaaare you???

randi---i have to say said...

Fun! I am trying to do more hands-on science with my kiddos and this is just the thing. Thanks!

heather said...

That's pretty cool! I should try that with my boys. They would think that's cool also. I love doing fun things with the boys and they are learning!! Thanks for sharing that!:)

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