BUT the good news is that we all survived and after months of learning goals and success criteria we are now focusing on all the fun stuff! Not that we didn’t do fun things all year, because we did a ton of really great engaging and fun activities but there is nothing like those last couple weeks of school when report cards are done and you have a bit more freedom with your students.
So, we’re doing the balloon pop experiment that has been circulating around pinterest (my BFF). I’m not sure who came up with this idea but they are a genius!
|I forgot my funnel at home so used some laminating plastic I found in the recycle bin and made our own. You need to use a funnel because the whole thing happens so fast, you need to get the Mentos in really quickly.|
|About to drop in them in…|
|At this point the kids were squealing with laughter and I was like, “Please don’t spray all over my Coach bag” lol…in my head of course.|
|Isn’t that awesome!!|
I highly recommend doing this fun little experiment with your class. It fits in well with a liquids and solids unit or any other matter and materials unit….but really, I would just make it fit in with the curriculum because it’s just that much fun!
Have you done any great experiments with your kids? Leave a comment, I would love to hear some other ideas!