Fuel for Living Things
Have students work in groups of four.
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- A few drops of vinegar
Materials per Student Group
- 2 cups, 9-oz clear plastic
- 2 spoons or coffee stirrers
- 1/2 to 1 cup warm water
- Clear, re-sealable plastic bag, 4 in. x 6 in. in size
- Handful of raw, finely sliced red or purple cabbage
- teaspoon of dry yeast
- teaspoon of sugar
The indicator solution can be made in advance by the teacher, or by student groups during Sessions 1 or 2. Session 3 should be conducted as an investigation by student groups. Between sessions, consider having students read part of Mr. Slaptail’s Curious Contraption.
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Funded by the following grant(s)
My Health My World: National Dissemination
Grant Number: 5R25ES009259
The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932
Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education