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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bubbles Bubbles Bubbles Everywhere

BUBBLE GUM EXPERIMENT
In my class about a month ago we did an experiment to help us understand the scientific method. Here is what we did along with the documents we filled out.

I don't know about you but when I was young I LOVED blowing bubbles with my gum. I thought this would be a great way to help my students learn the different steps of the scientific method. I bought three different brands of gum (Hubba Bubba, Orbit and Bubble Yum). Then I had to spend a whole science lesson teaching my students how to blow bubbles. This was something I had not planned on doing but oh well. 

 2nd Day: My students were given one piece of each brand of gum. They were to pick one piece and start chewing the gum. Once they were ready they were to blow a bubble. Each student had a partner that was to measure the bubble with a ruler. Once a bubble was measured the partner got a turn to blow a bubble. Students were to record their data on their paper. 

3rd Day: This day is when we took all of our data and made a graph to show which brand of gun made the best bubbles. We filled this graph out together as a class. Students were also responsible for answering the questions about the graph. 

Here are the printables for this experiment

I used a booklet about the scientific method that I found on TPT. Here is the link to that item. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Scientific-Method-Experiments-Notebook-Bundle   

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