Fashionista is my 5th grader. In Science she has been learning about how science experiments are set up and done. So she decided to try one that was suggested in her homeschool curriculum. Very cool!
She got 3 cups and put vinegar in one, salt water in another and water in the last. She made sure that she labeled which cup was which. Then she put a penny and a dime into each cup while keeping a set for her control.
She waited a week and then checked her results. She was careful to write down her observations.
Oh, I just realized that I should have her also record her conclusion and what her purpose was. I need to ask her if she did all the steps included in: P. H. M. P. O. C. (Please Help Me Prove Our Concepts). She should also be able to tell me what this stands for. Purpose, Hypotheses, Materials, Procedure, Observations, and Conclusion.