Second Grade Nest: STEM- M&M Soaking

Sunday, March 16, 2014

STEM- M&M Soaking



This week's visit to the STEM lab was fun! 
Whenever M&M's are involved, it is a good time.
We used water and baby oil to see how M&M's would respond to both liquids. 


Materials:
M&Ms
Dixie Cups
Baby Oil
Water


Students made predictions about what they thought would happen in the baby oil and what they thought would happen in the water. 

Step 1:
Pour it in.


Step 2: 
Allow kids to simply observe.





After a while, in the water, the M&M will lose it's coloring and the M will slowly float to the top of the water and completely disconnect from the candy. 




The kids used a sheet in their learning logs to write about what happened.


Grab this freebie for your visits to the STEM lab! 


3 comments:

  1. Great experiment! I'm always looking for quick and easy experiments. Thanks for sharing!

    Marcy
    Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

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  2. Love this experiment! I put one of each color into a container. As the colors dissolve they bump against each other, but do not mix. After a while the colors will start to mix and make a brown.

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  3. Do you come up with the experiments for your STEM lab?

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