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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Scarecrow Crunch and Pumpkin Punch: A Science Snack Idea

Here is another Fall/Halloween based Science activity for all those in the middle of a unit on Matter. Through our unit we work on what Mixtures and Solutions are. In this activity my kids helped make a mixture called Scarecrow Crunch and a solution called Pumpkin Punch. First we read about mixtures and solutions in our science text book. Then the students and I read the recipe for Scarecrow Crunch and prepared a batch of it together. Great review of sequencing and measuring too! After making it, we determined if it was just a mixture or if it was a solution. Here they are analyzing: They figured out this was just a mixture. The parts could be separated easily.



Then we made the Pumpkin Punch (powdered lemonade)! We determined that it was a solution since the parts could not be separated easily. A glass pitcher helps students to see the powder dissolve. Many oohs and aahs when we added the food coloring to make the lemonade turn orange!




Then each student got a plateful of the mixture and drew a scientific illustrations.





This student is referring to his science text book to write his explanation! Great thinking!





We are working on producing good, detailed science diagrams. This student added labels afterwards too!



Finally, they sorted the mixture into its parts and counted what they got.



They created a bar graph to show what was contained in their serving of the mixture.



Great review of sorting, classifying and graphing!




Here is your shopping list if you want to try this recipe. You also need some drink mix. I used crystal light lemonade. We put some food coloring in to make it orange. I got all this donated by my parents. I'm blessed with a great suppportive group this year!!





Interested in trying this one? Here is the lab report for it. I ran the pages back to back. Students folded it to make a lab booklet.



Scarecrow Crunch Science 0001





Scarecrow Crunch Science 20001


I have one more matter experiment to share. I'll try to post it soon!





























20 comments:

Amanda K. said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I wanted to do something like this! We're not near this chapter in our science books but I'm thinking some skipping around next week won't hurt!!!!
Amanda
Third Grade Meanderings

Julie said...

This is a great activity! Thanks for sharing.

Jen R. (The Teachers' Cauldron) said...

thank you! I was thinking about doing something like this :)

Brynne said...

Hi there! We are just about to start mixtures and I love this activity. When I click on the image it takes me to Scribd and I cannot download without a fee. Are you able to email your documents? Thanks so much!
Brynne.zachow@gmail.com

Shannon Walker said...

Yes are you able to email the documents?? swalker57910@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would like to have these if you are able to email. Thanks!!! bow737@bellsouth.net

Renee (da momma) said...

can you email these to me please!!!!!
reneekocsis@gmail.com

Samantha Daughtry said...

These would be awesome of they could be emailed or as a google doc? Daughtrysamantha@ymail.com

GET PWND said...

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Ellie Harms said...

Can you e-mail me the worksheets at ellen.harms@okwustudents.edu ?????

SV said...

I can not download either. Is there another place to find this or will you email? ashleyaevans@hotmail.com

Jawana said...

The second document would not download. Thank you!

lshawver said...

Could you e-mail me the documents also, please? lss46@mcsdk12.org

Unknown said...

Please email me the copy of your documents!
agraves@spsmail.org

Thank you! Can't wait to do this!

Unknown said...

Could you please email me a copy of your documents?
alicia@jpsma.com

Thank you!!

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