Friday, October 29, 2010

Science can be Yucky!


I decided to teach my children how to use a scientific observation sheet.  We received YUCK just in time. Yuck is a polymer, that expands with water. 

S3010076We started out by documenting how much dry Yuck we had.  (2 T) Then we documented how much H20 (water) we added.  (1/4 c) Then we documented the measurements of Yuck after 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 3 hours, 24 hours, and 48 hours.
We were able to watch it expand and contract over time. 


bagNext we played with it.  We had Chunky, Saucy, Sticky, and Snowy. 

Yuck was a lot of fun, the kids all thought that it was so fun and cool.  It really helped us learn about polymers, expansion and contraction with water and how to fill out a scientific observation sheet.  We also talked about how important it is to keep a control, such as the same temperature of water used each time. 

I think that Yuck would be fun for our slip and slide, but it was too cold outside.  So we will definitely be getting snowy yuck for summer fun. 

When you buy Yuck you get a some suggestions on how to use it.  Some fun ones are to fill a kiddie pool with it and play in it.    You can even have a Yuck fight or a Yuck relay race.  So as well as being educational it can be used for parties or just family style fun!

Yuck sells for between $16 and $20 a pound. 





Buckets of Fun also sell a wide variety of other fun products.

{I received a sample variety pack of Yuck in order to write this review.  As always your experience may be different.}

1 comment:

Linda said...

Cool science project....looks like fun =)


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