Floating Through the States of Matter

Second grade students at Greendale Elementary have been studying the three states of matter.  What better way to learn about matter than to create something delicious to drink?  Students were given the opportunity to choose their favorite drink, Coca-Cola or Root Beer.  Students then created their own float using vanilla ice cream and their chosen drink.  Within the drink, they were able to see all three states of matter.  The soda was the liquid, the ice cream was the solid, and the foam was the gaseous state.  Of course the most enjoyable part was consuming their marvelous matter!