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# Chapter 9

## Complete the 9 activities to spell CHRISTMAS. You do

not need to complete them in order, but rather go where
there is space. (grade 5/6 only)

Materials Needed:

## C: 20 petri dishes, colored vinegar, 3 baking soda cups, 9

droppers, paper towels
H: 3 balance scales with gram weights, 3 pinecones
R: 3 graduated cylinders w/ , 3 taper candles, water, cups

## I: 3 spring scales, 3 pillows

S1: 3 cups with oil and water, red/green crayons,
confetti, bells, 3 spoons, 3 plates (9+ sm. jars)
T: 3 snow globes
M: 3 clear cups of water, 3:hooks, ornaments, bulbs,
stones, pine boughs, candles
A: 3 jingle bells, magnet, cup of water/ (balance scale, lg.
S2: 30 snowman copies, white hole punches, black hole
punches, orange noses, other black and brown scraps, 3
glue sticks.
Name ____________

## Go to each of the 9 stations and answer the question found there.

Write the answer on the correct line of this answer sheet. You must
work on you own! 1 person per station. Problems can be done in any
order.

## T. solid __________ liquid __________ gas _____________

Bonus: song________________________________

M. buoyant objects__________________________________

## S2. top __________ middle __________ bottom __________

Station C: States of Matter

## Place a few spoonsful of baking

soda on a small dish. Add a few
droppersful of each of the
colors of vinegar. Observe what
happens. Identify the solid and liquid used. Write them
on the answer sheet. How do you know a gas was formed?
Write what you observed next to gas on the answer
sheet.

Station H: Mass

## Use the scale and measure the

mass of the pinecone. Write down
(Dont forget to add the correct
label.) Bonus: What is the name of
this scale?

Station R: Volume
Measure the volume of the
red taper candle. Write
down the volume on your
label.) Bonus: What is the
name of this measuring
device?

Station I: Weight

## Measure the weight of the Christmas pillow. Write down

the correct label.) Bonus: What is the name of this scale?
Station S1: Density Cups

## The cups are filled half way each

with oil and water. Which liquid is
on top? Add 1 piece of foil confetti,
1 crayon, and 1 jingle bell. Which
object is the densest and which is

## Inside this snow glow represents all 3

states of matter. Write each one on
the correct line of the answer sheet.
Bonus: identify the name of the song
the globe plays.
Station M: Buoyancy

## Test the 6 items for buoyancy: hook,

ornament, light bulb, glass stone, pine bough,
and candle. List the ones that are
items out of the cup and wipe up any spills
before leaving this station.

Station A: Properties

## Create a States of Matter Snowman.

Represent each ball of the snowman with a
different state using the white hole
punches. Label each ball with solid, liquid, or