In the olden days, people used to make their own butter in a churn. The 3rd and 4th class pupils talked about this and decided to investigate some more in our science lessons. We found out that cream is a mixture and wanted to separate the cream into two parts: a solid and a liquid.
First, we poured 200ml of double cream into a plastic container. We made sure to screw the lid on tight!!! Then the fun began when and we started to shake the container up and down. After about 15 minutes, we saw a lump of butter in the container. We also noticed a whitish liquid. This liquid is called buttermilk. We poured out the buttermilk and rinsed the butter. We added a pinch of salt to the butter to make it taste better. We put the butter on crackers and tasted it. We really enjoyed this fun experiment and loved tasting our very own butter.