Filed Under (science) by Lee Kolbert on 07-10-2009
Albert_Einstein__1879_1955____mediumElly is our Blogger of the Week. This post is written “as is” from Elly.

This week in science we talked about matter. Matter takes up space. Even gases take up space. All matter has density. Density is how much matter is in something. All matter has physical properties like color. Once you look into an empty glass again, you see it differently. See if it matters.

In my opinion, matter is quite fascinating. I think it’s interesting because all of the experiments you can do with water and ice.

Speaking of experiments, here’s one you can do:

“Melt Away”

empty milk carton
large bowl


  1. Fill the empty milk carton with water.
  2. Put it in the freezer and leave it over night.
  3. The next day, takethe ice out and put it in a bowl.
  4. Sprinkle on some salt.

What happened? Post it here! Give us some other experiments to do.

Image Source: Albert Einstein (1879-1955). IRC. 2005.
Discovery Education. 7 October 2009