Plop, plop, fizz, fizz. What a thrill this soda is! Pour
clear carbonated drink (such as Sprite or 7-up) into as many
ice-cube tray sections as you have children in your class. Ask
each child to choose a color of jelly bean, name its color, and drop
it into a section. Freeze the cubes. (The jelly beans'
color will tint the liquid to create colored cubes. Jelly
Belly jelly beans will not work for this activity.) During
snack time, put a cube into a clear plastic cup for each child.
Have each child find a cube that corresponds to the color of bean he
selected; then assist him in filling his cup with the same type of
clear soda used to make the cubes. As they watch the ice melt,
they will be surprised to see the clear soda blush with color.
Using a spoon,
remove the colorless bean from each drink. Wow! Drinks
that taste like jelly beans! More...
Go out on the sidewalk (on a hot sunny day) bring a plastic bowl,
metal pie tin and a glass dish. Put one spoonful of ice-cream on
each and on directly on the sidewalk (or black top). What will melt
first, second, third. . . why do you think we got the results that
we did? If the ice-cream is different colors will it make a