A very practical lesson using sugary drinks to explore the relationship between liquids and solids. The lesson contains two experiments. For the first a stove or electric camping stove is needed.
Students begin by watching a video of a person boiling down a soft drink to reveal its sugar content. They then undertake an experiment to find out how a range of five liquids impact substances similar to teeth – eggshells or chalk. This experiment needs to be left overnight. The next day, students record the details of their experiment including their prediction for what would happen and the actual results.
- Students understand that sugar is a solid that behaves in certain ways with other solids and liquids
- Students understand the importance of experiments in food research
- Students understand the importance of recording research outcomes.
- Topic: Consumption.
- This lesson is part of the wider unit of work: SugarByHalf – HASS – Years 5-6.
- Time required: 60 mins.
- Level of teacher scaffolding: High – conduct science experiment using stove and hot liquid.
- Keywords: Solid, liquid, gas, interaction, experiment, record, impact, dissolve, sugar, SugarByHalf.
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- Student Worksheets – one copy per student
- Device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Experiment Record worksheet
- Part A experiment – saucepan, soft drink and stove
- Part B experiment – eggshells or drawing chalk, vinegar, soft drink, lemon juice, orange juice, lime juice, 15 clear glasses or plastic cups, sticker labels, waterproof textas.
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