Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Having fun with chocolate

Did I get your attention with chocolate?  Chocolate will always get my attention.

With so many food allergies at our school; our principal would like us not to use food if it all possible.  However my teammates and I just love doing this simple science experiment to teach heat energy.  So we had to get special permission to do this science experiment, and get parent consent as well.  Lucky for me this year I only have one student with peanut allergies, but they can be around it just can't eat it.  So I was safe to bring out the chocolate. 

As usual I didn't have my camera, but I did take a picture with my cell phone.  The quality isn't as good, but it gets the job done.

This is a simple, fun, and even a little messy.   Of course I did have one little girl (once she realized that the chocolate was melting in her hand) didn't want to participate any more. - "I can't get messy!  It's digusting!"  However everyone else loved it!

If you are interested in the Chocolate Kiss Heat Energy Experiment
Click on the image below to download it for free on TPT.


Mrs. Payton said...

What a cute idea - and so relevant to them!

Jennifer said...

Love it! We aren't allowed to use food EVER. Really. Not even M&M's for graphing. Although I've heard some naughty teachers {who me?} do it on the sly! Thanks for the freebie!
Rowdy in First Grade

Kelley Cirrito said...

Thanks for "booing" me!! I just posted about it! ;)