IPC: Making Butter

In IPC we have been learning about liquids and solids and the ways that they can change their form. This week the Grade 3 the students transformed cream (a liquid) into butter (a solid).

Step 1: Fill a container with cream.


Step 2: Shake it! Shake it! Shake it!


Step 3: Enjoy tasty fresh butter!

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IPC: Shake it!

This week the Grade 3 students began a new IPC unit: Shake it!

In this unit we will be exploring solids, liquids, and gases and conducting a variety of interesting (and sometimes messy) experiments including churning milk into butter! Here are few of the big questions we seek to answer in our unit:






We began our new unit with a pre-assessment activity. We provided each student with a set of images of different kinds of food and drink (solids and liquids) and asked them to study their images and create categories. Some categories the students created were: dairy/non-dairy, healthy/not healthy, natural/altered by humans. It was interesting to see the different ways everyone organise their images.


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