Liquid To A Gas

Today we turned liquid into a gas for our states of matter unit. I typed up a sheet for this lab using the scientific method. I had them fill out their lab worksheets and we got started. You will need a small pot, water, and heat.

1.Place a pot of water on the stove and turn the heat on high (I spared you a picture of this step).

2. Bring the pot of water to a boil.


3. Continue to boil water until you see the steam coming from the pot.


4. You have now turned a liquid into a gas.

I know, not the most exciting experiment, but it was a good way to see the change that took place.


Candy For Sciene Fun?

Today we used Pop Rocks candy for our science lesson. We have been studying the states of matter, and this week we are focusing on the gas state. The experiment today came from here. I typed up a quick work sheet based on the scientific method to go along with this experiment. The materials you need for this experiment are Pop Rocks candy, a balloon, 16 ounce bottle of soda, and a funnel.


Place Pop Rocks into the balloon using a funnel. Place the balloon over the top of the soda bottle. Add Pop Rocks to the soda and observe what happens.


Give the bottle a good shake to add even more excitement.


The kids came up with a brilliant idea of tying off the balloons and using them like a water balloon. I recommend you run extremely fast because you will become the target. We finished this experiment by discussing why this experiment works and filled in the rest of our worksheet while happily snacking on the leftover Pop Rocks! Now I’m going to pry my flip flops off my feet and take a shower. Yep, you  guessed it, I didn’t run fast enough.