Galactic Hot Dogs
 
|

How Does Rust Form?

Materials

  • Steel wool
  • Paper and pencil
  • Water
  • Shallow pan
Directions
  1. Pour water into the pan until it is about one inch deep.
  2. Place the steel wool in the water.
  3. Make a chart with days one to five down the left side and the heading "What the steel wool looks like" on the right side of your paper.
  4. Each day, describe the appearance of the steel wool on your chart. Can you explain the changes?
Note: Iron is the main chemical in steel wool. In the presence of water, it "oxidizes" and forms iron oxide, or rust. That is why old cars rarely have rust in dry climates and often have rust in wet climates.
|

From 365 Smart After-School Activities by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

Buy the book at www.amazon.com.


highlights

The Latest and Greatest Book for Kids
Search our interactive Book Finder for the top new books for kids of all ages, brought to you by the latest book in the I, Funny series, "I Totally Funniest."

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top 10 Wintertime Neighborhood Games
Who says you have to stay inside when the temperature drops? Snowy weather is a great excuse to round up your neighborhood for some outdoor winter fun and games.

2015 Family-Friendly Oscar Nominees
The Oscar nominations are in, and they include several family-friendly movies. See which flicks earned a nod for Best Animated Feature Film and other awards.

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks