Making butter is such a fun classroom activity! If you have never done it before, you’ll be surprised just how easy it is! This resource walks you through it–step by step–with photo directions. All you need is heavy cream and mason jars. (You can also add a pinch of salt to the cream if you want to make salted butter!)
Making butter is a fun way to teach the states of matter!
This resource even includes labeling the states of matter activity pages. It’s an easy way to practice identifying solids, liquids, and gases as you make butter.
You can also make butter when you want to teach your students about the Colonial time period, or (my favorite) to get everyone excited for Thanksgiving!
This making butter resource includes:
- Video Link (the science behind this activity)
- Photo directions
- Photo Poster
- KWL Chart
- 3 How-to Writing Pages (primary and upper grades versions)
- How-to Make Butter Spinning Wheel (primary and upper grades versions)
- Draw and Label States of Matter Practice Pages
- Let’s Make Butter Mini-Book (with pictures)
- Video Link (Butter Made in a Factory)
- Making Butter Order the Steps (Cut & Paste)