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September 24, 2018

Reactions that go ‘fiz’ in science class at Oswego County BOCES


Madisyn Stuper builds a volcano as part of a classroom project that was coordinated in conjunction with a unit on The History of the Earth. Madisyn is a student in the Stepping Stones Day Program at Oswego County BOCES.

Madisyn Stuper builds a volcano as part of a classroom project that was coordinated in conjunction with a unit on The History of the Earth. Madisyn is a student in the Stepping Stones Day Program at Oswego County BOCES.

Students enrolled in the Stepping Stones Day Program at Oswego County BOCES participated in a classroom activity from their unit on The History of the Earth by designing, building and painting volcanoes in order to complete an experiment using baking soda and vinegar.

Scientific Method was taught and then used to determine if these materials would react if mixed together.

Oswego County BOCES scientist Dakota Creller works on a classroom volcano project that tested chemical reaction hypotheses.

Oswego County BOCES scientist Dakota Creller works on a classroom volcano project that tested chemical reaction hypotheses.

Prior to the big experiment, students were asked to provide their hypotheses. Then, the young scientists were tasked with following procedures outlined in the activity and recording their observations to determine if their predictions were correct.

Each stage of the project was documented with photographs which were sequenced on a poster board with the students providing written descriptions of what took place.

Special Education Teacher Robyn Yorker said, “Our team did a wonderful job and their experiments did result in fizzy eruptions as they all predicted.”

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