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October 31: Halloween and Discrepant Event #1!

Today I introduced our first discrepant event in chemistry.  It involved some matches and a nickel, which the kids seemed really intrigued about.  After that we did a few questions on the board about atoms, molecules, compounds and mixtures.  Our lab for the day was “separating a mixture” with powdered sugar, sand, iron filaments and corn kernels.  It worked out great, but those kids know how to make a mess.

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