This Moving Air activity & project also includes:
In lab groups, young scientists place aluminum cans with a bubble-solution cap into different temperatures of water to see what size of bubble dome forms. As part of an atmosphere unit in preparation for learning about convection currents, or a matter unit when studying the density of gases, this is a fabulous fit!
- Thoroughly written lesson plan even has a teacher's demonstration video
- A neat observation sheet is provided in Spanish for your English language learners
- Math and reading resources available to bring an interdisciplinary element
- Projection slides help lab groups more clearly understand the apparatus setup
- The need for three aluminum cans per lab group may be difficult to meet; a week or two before this lesson, ask your class members to each bring a clean, empty can to class
- Freshly cut aluminum cans are sharp! Make sure to cover the edges with duct or masking tape prior to teaching the lesson