Monday, September 7, 2009

Homeschooling is...

as easy as CHEMISTRY!

This weeks element of the periodic table is ...
CARBON

Simple facts:
atomic number is 6
symbol name is C
2 electrons in shell one, 4 electrons in shell two
Is the most important element of a plant...

Bond with it:
carbon dioxide CO2
(2 part oxygen, 1 part carbon)

Experiment: FIZZY POP

a 16 oz bottle of soda pop and a balloon;
remove cap, place balloon over opening, and SHAKE!!

Now try one at room temperature (or warmer) and one refrigerated...DO NOT SHAKE....wait 15 or 20 minutes...
Which bottle loses more fizz (aka. carbon dioxide) ??
The balloon that is bigger, of course!!

For more fun:
1) try adding pop rocks to the soda
2) and of course the infamous 'drop as many mentos as you can' in the soda bottle, in which I recommend a 2 liter bottle of soda, using the great outdoors, and lots of room. ;^)

Resources:
Chem4Kids
howtoteachscience
kidscience

poprockexperiment

1 comment:

hadassahrose said...

Those experiments sound like fun, but I don't think that I would have the guts to try them, haha. :)

Found your blog while hopping from one to another.

Peace.