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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sugar Cube Science Experiment

Today we were scientists! The children explored, predicted (made a hypothesis---a really good guess about what could happen), observed, discussed and recorded results. Check out our experiment below!

First, we started with sugar cubes. We had to taste them, because our little friends have never seen a sugar cube before! Then, each scientist had to stack them like a pyramid inside their plastic cup....

Then, we added purple food coloring to a pitcher of water....

 Next, we added a little purple water to the bottom of the cup. It was like magic!! We discovered that the sugar cubes are like a sponge. They absorbed (that's our fancy word for soaked up) the purple water! It went up the sugar cube layers/rows until it reached the top! The scientists recorded the results on their "What Happened" sheet.

Last, we observed what happened when the cubes sat in water for a few minutes. They dissolved (that's our fancy word for melted!)

Please be sure to ask your little scientist about our experiment! 


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