"Bubblegum, bubblegum in a dish...How many pieces do you wish?" Do you remember that old jump rope song? I do! What a great big fun time the kids had today with our BubbleGum Day! Thanks to all who sent in gum and/or donations to support the STEM Lab. I think we raised about $15 today.
Here's the details of our Bubble Gum Day challenges:
First, we worked on a Bubble Gum Trivia web quest to test our research and reading skills. Check out the Bubble Gum Page for interesting facts! The kids also worked their convergent/mathematical thinking with tasks from "Chew on This" activity sheet. There were choices for Creative Activities too, to use their divergent thinking skills.
Later in the afternoon, we had a "Chew-a-thon"! We tested three different types of bubble gum to see which worked best to blow big bubbles. We talked briefly about how to best measure the bubbles. Several good ideas were proposed. Most of the kids agreed to measure each others' faces and then estimate how big the bubbles were based on how much of the face was covered by the bubble. Our Gum Blowing Experiment results showed that for most of us, Bubble Yum made the biggest bubbles. Our Largest Bubble Champion of the Day was Quincy, who blew his biggest bubble while chewing Double Bubble brand gum. This was a good test of our perseverance, patience, and good old "Stick-to-itiveness"! I enjoyed hearing the kids encouraging each other, especially those that were just learning to blow bubbles today! Check out the fun below:
HW: Finish the Destiny F2OE
Bubbling over with excitement for next week's learning,