TODAY I WENT TO MVCA's SCIENCE CLUB!!! In science club today we explored molecules and how they interact with each other. We did this by experimenting with bubbles and the way we can hold them if we have wet soapy hands and how dry hands will cause them to pop. The supplies we used were dish soap water bendy straws hollowed out pumpkins and cookie sheets.
PROCESS: The children poured disposable soap into the hollowed out pumpkins, and then we added warm water. The children were given bendy straws so they could blow into the pumpkins and make the bubbles over flow out of the pumpkins. After each pumpkin had a large bubble mass we used our dry hands to touch the bubbles, causing the bubbles to pop. I then introduced the molecule bath, which was a mixture of soap and water that the children could dip their hands in. This time we blew large bubble mounds and the children all dipped their hands into the molecule bath. They then could pick up the bubbles in their hands. The children were allowed to explore the bubble mixture, molecule baths and pumpkins for as long as they wanted during the group time.
If you want your child to explore, experiment and join our science club please let a member of the office know, or your child's teacher. There is also a sign up form in the lobby by the calendar.