Colourful science

Realising we had no bread for lunch, the first thing we did this morning was to make some! Following on quite nicely from the experiments we did last week with yeast. Also made pizza bases from scratch, again using yeast. I have agreed with the girls that as it is half term for most this week, we will try to do lots of baking and experiments at home.

Skye making bread rolls..

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..and Poppy making the pizza topping..

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I read more of the Mill Girl to the girls this morning, although struggling with my cold which has appeared from nowhere!! Would like to get it finished this week if possible.

The girls watched a documentary from the BBC Life series on Komodo Dragons and I found a quick and easy science experiment whilst browsing the internet.

We took two baking trays, one round and one square, covered the bottom in full fat milk. Next the girls used a pipette to drop 3 different food colourings onto the milk, dotted about. Then dropped onto the food colourings a few drops of washing up liquid.. We learned that the washing up liquid attacks the fat in the milk, trying to break it down which caused the colours to scatter creating a colourful display! Simple but effective! They also noted how the reactions were slightly different according to the shape of the trays.

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Also lots of dancing, drum practice, sylvanianing, role playing and Moshimonsters…

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michelle
    Mar 07, 2010 @ 20:24:18

    Like the milk experiment – may copy that one!

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  2. lecielrouge
    Mar 07, 2010 @ 21:01:42

    It was great fun! I think it was from the National Science website.

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  3. HelenHaricot
    Mar 19, 2010 @ 00:10:56

    yep, think that looks fun!

    Reply

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