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April 17, 2012

SCIENCE OBSERVATION KIT using styrofoam packing material

Discovery Toys proudly packs shipments in environmentally friendly packing peanuts made from corn starch.  These dissolve easily in water.  They are great for hands-on activities in solubility, Archimedes’ principle of buoyancy, adhesion, cohesion, & more!   

Some suggested observations are:  
  •  *How long does it take for a peanut to dissolve in water?  
  •  *How long if you stir it?   
  • *Does it make a difference if you use hot or cold water?    
  • *How long with another liquid such as shampoo or oil?   
  • *Try to write on a peanut with a marker.  What happens?  Do different markers cause different reactions?   
  • *What about gluing peanuts?  Does this work?                                             Courtesy of C. Sutter
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