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Skittle experiment

The Reception children carried out an experiment with skittles. We had instructions to follow. Firstly, we had to place the skittles into a circle around the plate so we worked together to do this. Secondly, we added warm water to the middle of the circle. The children felt the jug to describe the temperature of the water. They were encouraged to make a prediction on what they thought might happen once the water was added. The children were also asked after the experiment why they thought it had happened. After they had explained their answer, I told them that the water had dissolved the colouring of the skittles to reveal the white sweet underneath.