Dutch Broadway School fifth grade classes all participated in a state-mandated science lab, “What’s in the Bag?” on Nov. 20.
The purpose of the lab was for the students to determine if a new substance was formed after mixing water and antacid tablets in an enclosed Ziploc bag. Working in groups, the students were given a whole tablet, a tablet broken into four pieces or a tablet in many pieces for their experiments. They observed how long it took for their tablet to disintegrate in the water, as well as the phases of matter and the final contents of the bag. The students recorded their observations throughout the experiment.