I know I am not the only one who faces a struggle with end of the year activities. It is hard to find fun stuff for the students that are still educational and keep them in the "school zone" mindset. Let's face it, they know the summer is almost upon them and they just want to play!
Since we have had so much fun with science these last 6 weeks of school, we decided to bring it to our students one last time and keep our last week just as educational as the first.. So, all of us First Grade Teachers presented Wacky Science Day!
This soda experiment came from Deanna Jump's Science Unit. Just add Mentos to a 2 liter bottle of soda and watch the magic!
This experiment was adding baking soda to a bottle of vinegar. The Carbon Dioxide it creates makes the balloon blow up. Check out the videos below.
Here is the video I showed the students after they made their prediction on what they thought would happen to their balloon. Click the picture link to watch.
Here is a Freebie to go with the balloon experiment and more about this super fun unit. Visit Jamie (the creative mind behind this Science Unit) at Oh First Friends by clicking the link below!