Have students chant the following rhyme as they shake. Go around the group, replacing “Mary” with the name of each student in turn:
Explain: The butter goes through three stages. It starts as a liquid. Ask students if they can hear the sloshing sounds. Then it stops sloshing because it has become a solid. Finally, after the participles of fat and milk solids stick together, the solution separates and become solid and liquid. Students should be able to hear a sloshing sound and the butter thumping against the side of the container.
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