Fall is my favorite season! I love the cooler weather, the changing leaves, and even football season! I really love incorporating fall activities into the classroom and especially fall science experiments. This post shares a quick fall science experiment that is perfect for exploring the scientific method.
Here are the supplies you will need. Note: The printables I used are labeled as “coke” versus “diet coke” but diet coke was all I had at the time.
I also put together some recording sheets to help walk you and your students through the scientific method. Link to download will be at the end of this post.
We started off by measuring 1/2 cup of liquid into each labeled container.
Almost immediately, the coke started dissolving the pumpkin. The pumpkin in the oil appeared untouched! I used a printable mat to place the pumpkins on while examining them. We removed the pumpkins after about five minutes, but you could also leave the pumpkins in the liquids until one of them was completely dissolved.
This science experiment would work well in small groups or even in science centers at the teacher’s table. Do you have a favorite fall science experiment that you use in your classroom?
Click on the image below to download the freebie printables in the this post.