Groups had approximately 15 minutes to conduct the experiment: read the lesson plan, drop the Life Savers candy into a cup of water to determine how long it would dissolve, and then take a minute to provide an analysis.
Some crushed the Life Savers to factor in size, some used hot water – some cold – and others stirred it in rapid movement.
Instead of primary school students conducting the experiment, it was the teachers. They were getting a firsthand account of what next-generation science standards will be like as Sierra Sands Unified School District begins the implementation this year for its K-5 grades.
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