Sugar Shake Experiment
by: Kelsey Parker (3 months ago)



Project #3179

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Description

Fourth grade students performed a Sugar Shake experiment to resemble the weathering and erosion of rocks over time due to natural causes. They colored the edges of one sugar cube and then students shook the sugar cubes inside small plastic containers 40 times for each trial. After each trial (40 shakes) students record how many sides of the colored sugar cube still have color. Eventually many of the sugar cubes were worn down with smooth, rounded edges. 

Learning Standards

4-ESS2-1. Make observations and collect and data to provide evidence that rocks, soils, and sediments are broken into smaller pieces through mechanical weathering and moved through erosion.




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Sugar Shake Experiment

Project #3179 on iSENSEProject.org


Description

Fourth grade students performed a Sugar Shake experiment to resemble the weathering and erosion of rocks over time due to natural causes. They colored the edges of one sugar cube and then students shook the sugar cubes inside small plastic containers 40 times for each trial. After each trial (40 shakes) students record how many sides of the colored sugar cube still have color. Eventually many of the sugar cubes were worn down with smooth, rounded edges. 

Learning Standards

4-ESS2-1. Make observations and collect and data to provide evidence that rocks, soils, and sediments are broken into smaller pieces through mechanical weathering and moved through erosion.





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