NATIONAL DAY CALENDAR CLASSROOM – WEEK 11 – OCTOBER 22, 2018
Color the classroom excited! National Day Calendar leaps into week 11 with a fun project centered around National Color Day.
The first lesson will allow students to experiment color and see how sugar reacts to different liquids. The second lesson provides an opportunity to explore how color plays a role in our daily lives. As always, students can also visit the trivia page, take our crossword puzzle or word finds, too!
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Supplies: Colored candies such as Spree, Mike and Ike, Skittles, jujubes, or jelly beans
1 cup water
1 cup vinegar
2 styrofoam plates each
2 cups pencil
Arrange candies in a circle around the edge of the first plate in any color pattern desired. Pour just enough of one liquid into the plate to cover the bottom of the plate. Start the timer. Using the attached form, track how the colors blend. When the color reaches the center of the plate, stop the timer. Repeat the experiment with the other liquid. Describe the differences.
Which one do you prefer? Does one look more like a rainbow than the other? Describe any patterns you see in the project? How would you do this experiment differently?
Pair students up into teams of two. Provide them with colored cards in primary colors. Similar to a word association game, one student will hold up a colored card and ask the other student to respond with the first word that comes to mind. It can be an emotion, person, place or thing. Have the first student record the responding student’s answer. Have the students swap places and repeat. Compare answers with the classroom. Discuss similarities and differences. Record your classroom’s responses on a chart similar to the one below.