Matter, Matter Everywhere

Students' minds were captivated as they explored different states of matter, and they ways these states can change.
Students' minds were captivated as they explored different states of matter, and they ways these states can change.
In one experiment, students added a phenol red solution to calcium chloride and felt the substance get warm.
In one experiment, students added a phenol red solution to calcium chloride and felt the substance get warm.
The matter box that was sent by Boonshoft Science Museum of Discovery to Maplewood included some very strange matter – from ferrofluid, that students could see and manipulate to other non-Newtonian substances that blur the lines between solids, liquids, and gases.
The matter box that was sent by Boonshoft Science Museum of Discovery to Maplewood included some very strange matter – from ferrofluid, that students could see and manipulate to other non-Newtonian substances that blur the lines between solids, liquids, and gases.
Through Distance Learning, students and teachers can connect with experienced Museum educators without ever leaving the classroom.
Through Distance Learning, students and teachers can connect with experienced Museum educators without ever leaving the classroom.
Students in Ms. Dulberg/Rubino/Winter’s class gather with their Boonshoft scientist at the conclusion of their learning experience. South Huntington Technology Integration Coach Ms. Janine D'Elia, (far right) ensures that our students maximize their online experience.
Students in Ms. Dulberg/Rubino/Winter’s class gather with their Boonshoft scientist at the conclusion of their learning experience. South Huntington Technology Integration Coach Ms. Janine D'Elia, (far right) ensures that our students maximize their online experience.

Maplewood third-grade scientists participated in Distance Learning elabs with the Boonshoft Science Museum of Discovery in Dayton, OH. Boonshoft is a leading provider of interactive science learning experiences.  During the elabs, students experienced hands-on demonstrations and interacted with three states of matter; solid, liquid, and gas. Students also experienced explosive demonstrations by the museum scientist where strange matter happened consistent with physical and chemical changes. In one experiment, students added a phenol red solution to calcium chloride and felt the substance get warm. They also added the phenol red solution to baking soda and felt the new substance get very cold. When the students mixed the hot and cold substances together in a small plastic bag, the result caused the baggie to fill with air and puff out. The students were amazed by this! 

Thank You Maplewood PTA for making these learning experiences possible!