Candy Hearts Science FREEBIE


Hi everyone! Are you all set for your Valentine's Day activities? Maybe you need just one more idea... :)  I might have a great one here for you to try! This year, rather than the traditional Valentine's Day candy hearts graphing and all of that other great stuff I'm pretty sure my students already did last year, I am going to mix up our fun with conversation hearts!

You may remember how much my class loved our experiment with gummy bears, so I thought they might really like trying a similar experiment with a different treat! Your class might love it too and you probably already have what you need!

My readers know how much I LOVE teaching science! I used to work as our district science specialist teaching only hands-on science to elementary students, so it's sort of my thing! Because I have not done this in about fifteen years, I don't have step by step photos for you (yet), but the idea is to observe to see what happens to the candies in a variety of liquids. 

Supplies:
  • conversation hearts
  • water
  • vinegar
  • Sprite
  • bleach
  • small plastic cups
  • one large clear glass
I don't want to be too much of a spoiler and give it all away, but it is really neat to see what happens to the candies. In vinegar, they fizz and the hearts dance when placed in a tall glass full of a clear carbonated beverage. Experimenting with the bleach is one I model in front of the class for obvious reasons.

Of course, we always need a lab sheet to record our steps to the scientific method! We will do the lab write-up on only one of the experiments, not for every liquid. 


If you like it, you can grab this freebie lab sheet {here}! 

Maybe you can round up a few supplies and work in some Valentine science fun with your class too!
 If you give it a try, let me know how it goes!
:)


2 comments:

  1. I wanted to do this so badly this year, but time just got away from me! I am going to make sure I do it next year, and I am going to use your fabulous recording page. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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    1. I'm glad you can use the recording sheet Aimee! The kiddos love this one! :)

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