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Room 11 and 16 have been exploring different scientific reactions using common elements (gases, liquids and solids).

Learning in science is important to understanding the world in which we live in. It sparks curiosity and leads to questioning, exploring, testing, observing and discovering.

Our scientific experiment involved warm water and MnM’s.

First, we talked about what an MnM is made from.

Chocolate! – Daksh

Colourful stuff on the outside. – Lilly

It’s like a candy shell. -Mila

Next, we talked what about happens to MnM’s when we eat them.

The chocolate comes out.– Rhenyk

My tongue changes colour. – Violet

Then we put some MnM’s on a plate, around the edge. We talked about what would happen when we added some water to the plate. What might we see?

Nothing. – Ihaka

The MnM’s would melt. - Isla

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When the warm water (liquid) was added to the MnM’s (solids) a reaction occurred.  We observed this reaction carefully.

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The warm water started dissolving the MnM’s. The colours mixed with the water.

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It was great to see the Key Competencies of Participating and contributing and Thinking in action during our science lesson.

New Zealand Curriculum: Material world - Properties and changes of matter

Students will observe, describe, and compare physical and chemical properties of common materials and changes that occur when materials are mixed, heated, or cooled.

Key Competencies:

Thinking– thinking critically to make sense of new information

Participating and Contributing – taking part and being activity involved

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Keywords: Science, dissolving, MnM’s, Changes 

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