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Gummy Science

I was supposed to get the results of our gummy worm experiment in on Thursday but got caught up in work.

I have been working hard on file folder games. I have 7 completed that I intend to introduce to the kids soon so keep an eye out for those.
Gummy Worms In Water Results
            Cold Water                                                          Hot Water

 The cold water worms expanded. 

The hot water worms melted to the bottom of the jar. 

The kids didn't really understand even after we turned the jar upside down and saw the worms stuck on the bottom. 

We talked about what it means to melt and to absorb water. 
I showed them an original gummy worm pointing out the same piece / color of the gummy worm so they could see the change. 

The pieces that absorbed water were bigger and didn't broke easily. Where the original was smaller and was hard to pull apart. 

Mostly I had questions like 
"Can we eat them?"
"Can we touch them?" 

So we turned it into a sensory experience! 

And added their feet! 


  1. looks like the kids had fun :))

    1. Oh yes they loved it! I will be sure to check out your link. :)

  2. What a fun way to practice the words absorb and melt!

    1. It was the first time we have been able to really use the word absorb. It was a new word and concept and it was great to have visuals there to help the kids see and understand the meaning.
      Thank you for the comment Trisha!


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