Thursday, October 13, 2011

Munching on Matter

We're studying matter in science right now, and what better way is there to learn about science than to eat it? Here are a few matter ideas I stole from the web. Check out my pics and follow the original links to the amazing teachers who came up with the ideas.

1. Matter's Molecules with Froot Loops
States of Matter Froot Loops paper thanks to Tales of Frogs and Cupcakes

Froot Loops Matter Bulletin Board thanks to Beth Sawyer

2. Checmical and Physical Changes with s'mores
After our study of the states of matter, we learned all about changes in matter. For the section on physical and chemical changes, I thought it would be most fun to see the difference between these two processes by making and eating s'mores. Many of my students had never heard of or made s'mores before so it was a real treat!
Chemical Changes:
-Burning the marshmallow     
-Eating the s'more               
Physical Changes:
-Breaking the graham cracker
-Melting the chocolate           

 I was inspired to use the s'mores activity by the lesson idea I found on The idea was originally submitted by Diana, a 7th grade teacher from Kentucky.

1 comment:

  1. Delicious! I bet years later your students will still think of chemical and physical changes when they see marshmallows and chocolate.