Welcome to our first daily activity!
We are so excited that you are joining us! Today we will be using the scientific method as we experiment to see which kitchen ingredient will have the biggest effect on a dirty penny. We’ll start by learning a little about the penny and what happens to copper when it is exposed to oxygen and the elements. And this will lead us to even learn a little about the Statue of Liberty! We’ll then get into the experiment.
Are you ready to get started? We are! Let’s get started!
A note to moms, dads & supervising adults: Some of these links go to YouTube. As long as they watch on the webpage, it won’t go to YouTube. Please make sure to monitor your kids as they are watching the attached videos. Things labeled “Primary” is best for grades Kindergarten through 3rd, and things labeled “Intermediate” are best for grades 3rd and above, but you know your kiddos best.
Facts You Didn’t Know about the Penny (Intermediate)
Pennies can turn green. This is caused by oxidation. Learn all about oxidation below.
All About the Statue of Liberty (Primary &Intermediate)
Time for the experiment!
Alright, it is time for the experiment. The video will go through everything you need and the steps. As a heads up, you’ll need: dirty pennies, small cups or bowls, ketchup, mustard, vinegar, soda, paper towels.