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Stage 3 Ice Cream Experiment

Stage 3 Ice Cream Experiment

Stage 3 students recently did a fun science experiment where we made ice cream in a bag to learn more about changing states of matter. We have been learning about this in science throughout this Term. Students have enjoyed learning about the states of matter (Gas, Liquids and Solids). We learnt how some things like temperature change can change matter from one state to another. The teachers supplied the students with milk, sugar, vanilla essence, salt, ice, 1 big bag and 1 small bag, spoons and just for fun, sprinkles! First, we poured ½ half a cup of milk into the small plastic bag. Then, added a lid full of vanilla essence and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Don’t forget to seal the small bag up properly. After that, in the larger bag we added 2 cups of ice and 2 tablespoons of salt. The salt reduces the temperature of the ice further. Next, we put the small bag in the large one, zipped it up tightly and shook it around for 5-10 minutes until it had a mash potato appearance. Some students shook it too much, and the final product was mostly liquid, the movement and the warmth from our hands caused this to happen so be careful!  Finally, we added sprinkles and enjoyed the delicious ice cream.

Maybe you could try this awesome, easy, fun recipe at home?

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Imogen H and Amlina M

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