Thursday, October 21, 2010

Day 294 - Skittle Science

My students were doing a Science experiment today. We're looking at chemistry and I found some great action inquiry stuff using M&M's. However, I have peanut allergies in my class so we're using Skittles instead. Today they had to predict whether the colours of the skittles would collide or combine. Most predicted that they would combine but as you see in the pictures they collided. The kids were pretty excited about the results. I had left my camera downstairs (how convenient) so I used my handy dandy iPhone. The pictures aren't as sharp as I'd like but they show the reactions clearly. Oh, the fun!



4 comments:

susanvg said...

Very neat! You can use smarties - no peanuts.

longneys said...

Actually, for some chemical reasons, Smarties don't work. Their shell isn't as well preserved I guess. I

Monica said...

Fascinating! I like what you did with your name, too! Great idea!

playingwithpixels said...

When I saw that first one, I thought you were dissecting eyeballs! Then I could see the "S" more clearly and realized what I was looking at. Phew! That looks like a great hands-on experiment for the students...