What joy of discovery sparkles in the iridescence, surface
tension, buoyancy, and shape of bubbles! In a hugely entertaining
learning-station format, this delightful unit uses 12 tabletop
activities to present exploratory lessons in math and science.
The learning-station approach to guided discovery encourages
independent thinking and cooperative learning while bringing
great fun and excitement to the classroom. From "Bubble
Shapes" and "Bubble Measurement" to "Bubble
Skeletons" and "Body Bubbles," we have selected
the most intriguing and classroom-appropriate activities of
the many devised at the Lawrence Hall of Science. The guide
also includes flexible suggestions to help teachers maximize
the effectiveness of the format, present the challenges of each
station, manage classroom logistics, explore scientific content
in greater depth, and create literature and writing extensions.
This guide can also be used in planning festivals for large
community or school gatherings of several hundred people.
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