My students need items to clean the bubbles, measure impact results, graph their data collected, and tiny balls/pipe cleaners for their final engineering prototypes.
Our students need practice in actual experiment design and analysis of data for conclusions. They will have the opportunity to do 4' giant bubbles (privately donated) to create experiments in mass, distance, or speed to implement and then design an apparatus to help stand up once knocked over.
Our children are in Title 1 schools and need more active involvement in science experiences in order to practice the process skills, instead of just memorizing terms for science investigation.
They would be highly motivated to use math skills in measuring and appropriate graphing and using the Bubble Soccer Balls to learn. 4th and 5th graders both need to learn and review force and motion concepts and tap into their creativity via the test/redesign/retest cycle with the engineering challenges. Their collaborative teams would be excited to share results and, as a class, form scientific generalizations about momentum, impact, speed, inertia, and impact relationships.
The students will use pairs of bubble balls, privately donated since not Amazon Prime, to implement personally created inquiry pursuits. They will follow scientific processes and plan procedures in compliance with valid scientific investigation. All data will be measured with the trundle wheels requested and stopwatches in multiple trials. Math computations will be then represented in appropriate graph format on the graph paper. They will be required to predict non tested results using the graphs if linear relationships become apparent. The Lysol wipes are to be used to keep the inside of the giant balls, when people fit, hygienic after each use. All the miniature balls are for use in the follow-up engineering design challenge, simulating a bubble person with pipe cleaner legs. All in all, this opportunity pushes students to thinks for themselves and justify their findings with quantitative evidence.
The interest factor, with something so new and innovative, will yield intense motivation to comply with the criteria.
It will open a window of interest so students will want to learn how to do the math in order to participate. I am hoping that as the children go home and talk about this exciting science, their parents will come and be involved in the activity, and share the rich scientific discourse with their children, feeling welcome and wanting to return.
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|Learning Resources Trundle Wheel • Amazon Business||$31.99||4||$127.96|
|POOF 4 Inch Pro Mini Basketball Assortment • Amazon Business||$5.00||21||$105.00|
|Learning Resources Primary Timers, Set of 6 • Amazon Business||$26.91||1||$26.91|
|Lysol Disinfecting Wipes Pallet, Lemon Lime and Ocean Fresh, 320 Count • Amazon Business||$21.97||1||$21.97|
|Rhode Island Novelty Mini Beach Inflatable 5" Beach Balls (25 Count) • Amazon Business||$12.73||1||$12.73|
|Ampad Evidence Quad Dual-Pad, Quadrille Rule, Letter Size (8.5 x 11.75), White, 100 Sheets per Pad (20-210) • Amazon Business||$5.60||2||$11.20|
|1 X 3 Bundles Zen Pipe Cleaners - Soft - 132 Count • Amazon Business||$4.25||1||$4.25|
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