Scientists are great observers. So are writers. Why not combine the two? Get out your bubbles, your thinking cap and a notebook!
Experiment #1: Homemade bubbles vs. store bubbles
Homemade bubble directions:
1 cup water
2 Tablespoons dish soap
Test which make the longest, biggest, bubbles. Write down observations.
Experiment #2: Best bubble wands
pipe cleaner shapes
plastic lids with the middle cut out
“Pipe” cup and straw – insert straw into a small hole at the bottom, dip top of cup into solution and blow into the straw
Record observations. My daughter who is 7, wrote down smiles and frowns for her results. If your child is older, get fancy by polling friends and graphing the results.
Experiment #3: Writing similes
Bubbles look like . . .
List as many comparisons as possible.
Experiment #4: Write an alliteration poem with “b” words about bubbles