Wednesday, 7 September 2016
Turning cream into...
We practiced using our thinking as scientists ideas: predict, observe and explain; by predicting what would happen to cream if it was shaken hard. We took turns shaking it and stopped it every minute to observe what changes had happened. Within four minutes of very vigorous shaking it had turned into cream and buttermilk!
Some of us had predicted this and others were surprised. The fat molecules in the cream stuck together and the product was cream, leaving some buttermilk left over.
Those of us who wanted to had a taste - it was pretty good!
Have a look at this video to see a Russian fairy tale about this, and the value of persevering, one of the character strengths we're learning about.