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Sweet Speedway


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Sweet Speedway

In this activity, learners test different food items by timing how long it takes each liquid to slide from the top of a ramp to the bottom. Learners will make predictions and record results while exploring the concepts of viscosity and gravity using melted chocolate or other tasty treats. Activity includes step-by-step instructions, a demonstration video, background info about the science behind the activity, suggested questions for caregivers to ask learners, and suggested activity extensions.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Pen and paper or science journal
  • Spoon or tablespoon
  • Timer
  • Baking tray
  • Melted chocolates or at least four liquid substances from your fridge and/or cupboard (Examples: oil, pudding, soda, dish soap, ketchup, honey, etc).
  • Tape

Subjects


  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Collection
  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces
      • Gravity
      • Momentum and Velocity
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process

Informal Categories


  • Food and Cooking

Other


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  • Free access

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Source Collection:

  • Amazeum YOU

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Scott Family Amazeum, ©2021

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