## Thursday, May 17, 2012

### Bubble Blast!

Try bubbles!  I'm not kidding!

My colleague found a fabulous idea for using bubbles in this book:

All you need are plastic plates, straws, bubbles, and rulers!  Once the kids get started, they don't want to stop!  See for yourself below!
And of course...giggle, giggle, he he he!  They were all cracking up at this one...the "booty bubble!"  (When I look at it, I see Garfield, the cat.  Do you?!)
And the biggest one of all!
Here are two super short clips of the kids in action!

They had such a great time, it kept them engaged, AND it matches our standards!  Can't beat that!  :)

1. What standard did this match? I know they differ by state but I'm curious.

1. Deanna,

It matches Gwinnett County's current AKS for 3rd grade:

"identify the center, diameter, and radius of a circle (GPS) (3MA_C2007-44)"

It also applies to the Common Core Standard 4G.1:

"Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures."

The students aren't just blowing bubbles. When they pop, they measure the soapy circle left behind. There is a recording sheet that goes with the activity. After measuring a few circles for the diameter, they put them in order from least to greatest.

I hope this helps you. :)

Dana

2. You can also add a little glycerin (found at pharmacy). This will make the bubbles more durable. The kids can take a ruler and insert it to measure radius.

1. What a fabulous extension!!! And thanks for the tip! :)

3. We did that earlier this year too. The kids had so much fun finding the circumference of the bubbles!

~Stephanie
Teaching in Room 6

4. My kids are so doing this! Thanks for sharing!

The REAL Teachers of Orange County

5. Can I ask for the name of the book/ISBN? I didn't see it in the post (it could be my browser...) :-/

Thank you!

- Tracey

1. Aww, Tracey! No problem. When you click on the pic of the book (if you can see it), it will show you the info. If not, the title is: Hands-On Thinking Activities - Centers Through the Year. There are two versions - K-2 and 3-6. Hope this helps! :)

Dana

2. Oh, thank you. :) It must be my browser, I can't see the pic of the book or even any placeholder that there is an image. Must be my Ad-Block running amok - thanks so much for the title info! I shall have to track down that book. :D

- Tracey

6. Hi Dana -

Neither of the videos are working =(

Misty
Think, Wonder, & Teach

1. I think they're back up and running now. :)

7. So fun! I can't see the videos, but did you have kids blow bubbles on their own or in groups?

Heather
Http://teachittoday.blogspot.com

1. It was! I think the videos are working now. The kids did this on their own...all 25 blowing bubbles at the same time! It was so much fun!!!

8. Looks like fun...I must try this...Thanks!

learnplayandhavefun.blogspot.com

1. You should! :) You're welcome!

9. Ohhhhh I love this!!! What a fun activity for the end of the year. I'm definitely going to try this :) Thanks for sharing! Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

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