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Chubbie Cubbie's Evaporation Experiments

Activity name:
Sun or Shade?

Materials needed:
Water
Two identical clear jars (or glasses)
Masking tape
Measuring cup

Preparation:
Put an equal amount of water in each jar.  Place a piece of masking tape on the outside to mark the level of the water.

Carrying out the activity:
Put one of the jars in an area that will receive full sun.  Place the other jar in the shade.  Have the children predict which jar will evaporate first or if they think it will be at the same rate.  Were they right?   


Activity name:
Cold or Hot?

Materials needed:
Water (cold and hot)
Two identical clear jars (or glasses)
Masking tape
Measuring cup

Preparation:
Fill one jar with hot water and the other one with cold water.  Be sure they contain equal amounts of water.  Place a piece of masking tape on the outside to mark the level of the water.

Carrying out the activity:
Place the jars side by side on a table or counter.  Have the children predict which jar will evaporate first or if they think it will be at the same rate.  Were they right? 


Activity name:
Colored or Clear

Materials needed:
Water
Two identical clear jars (or glasses)
Masking tape
Measuring cup
Food color

Preparation:
Put an equal amount of water in each jar.  Place a piece of masking tape on the outside to mark the level of the water.  Add some food color to one jar.  Mix colors together so you get a dark color.

Carrying out the activity:
Place the jars side by side on a table or counter.  Have the children predict which jar will evaporate first or if they think it will be at the same rate.  Were they right? 


Activity name:
Salted or Unsalted

Materials needed:
Warm water
Two identical clear jars (or glasses)
Masking tape
Measuring cup
Salt

Preparation:

Put an equal amount of water in each jar.  Add a generous amount of salt to one glass and stir to mix.  Place a piece of masking tape on the outside to mark the level of the water. 

Carrying out the activity:
Place the jars side by side on a table or counter.  Have the children predict which jar will evaporate first or if they think it will be at the same rate.  Were they right? 


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