First, we read and discussed the following page..
We filled 5 clear glasses about 3/4 of the way full with Sierra Mist. But you can you can use your choice of clear carbonated beverage.
In the first glass Lillie added the macaroni. We used macaroni from the kraft mac and cheese box. Some floated at the top and some sank to the bottom. A few went up in down. I think that this one would have been better, if we would have used regular elbow macaroni.
Next, Lillie dropped the raisins into the second glass. They sank to the bottom, then slowly rose to the top. When their bubbles popped, they sank back to the bottom of the glass. Once the collected enough bubbles, they rose to the top again. You can tell that this was more exciting, by the smile that I captured on Lillie's face as you look through the glass of raisins.
In the third glass, Lillie added wild rice. It sank, then floated back up to the top. It did not fall back down to the bottom of the glass. (I did not take a picture of it). It did not dance.
In the forth glass, Lillie added the corn. It slowly moved from the bottom of the glass, back to the top and then back to the bottom.
In the fifth glass, Lillie added the dry lentils. They danced the most out of all of the items.
The corn did not change the dance that the raisins or macaroni were doing. They still slowly continued to dance from the bottom to the top and back down to the bottom.
After the experiment, we read this book to learn about bubble in nature.
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