Thursday, 1 December 2016

1st Day of Advent

First day of Advent, the first doors of the calendars have been opened, tonight we will light our candle and read the first story from our Advent Storybook

Our first advent craft has been created, I spotted this craft, alpine trees a while ago and thought it would be perfect for a Christmas craft, maybe should of got the silver glitter out to give a more festive feel, perfect to go with the Little Fir Tree story.

Not Christmas linked at all but time for a science experiment, M has been going back over the different states of matter and the changes they go through and L has been very interested in this and loves to go round saying whether something is a solid, liquid or gas!. So thought it would be nice to do this simple experiment to show how gas will take up more space than a liquid or solid. The little ones love the fact that I can blow up a balloon without touching it! You need a bottle, a balloon, some vinegar and bicarbonate of soda.

 Put some vinegar into the bottle, then put some bicarbonate of soda into the balloon, then carefully stretch the balloon over the top of the bottle. Then gently shake the contents of the balloon out and watch what happens. Hopefully a chemical reaction between the vinegar and bicarb, resulting in lots of fizzing and then the balloon should inflate, if enough gas is produced. 

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