Happy Friday everyone! We completed our first lab today. It will be counted as a MAJOR grade. Your child should have BOTH a completed lab sheet, with all of their data, and a post-lab sheet that they did not yet start. If your child was absent today or lost their sheet and you are able to complete the experiment at home... go for it! I have attached the sheets they need below. They will need to refer back to their notes for help in answering some of the questions of the post-lab. Whatever they did not get finished in class needs to be finished at home.
Important note: If you are trying at home and your child was not in class (or not paying attention), we used one generic soap brand (I picked all up them up at the dollar store) and two name brand soaps. We used the generic as our control and compared the other two to it so see if they really are worth the price.
**Before your child begins, make sure they write a quantifiable hypothesis. This means that it can actually be measured once the data is collected. For example, instead of saying "I think the name brand soap will make better bubbles than the generic brand," say "I think that the name brand soap will make bubbles two times as large as the generic soap bubbles."**
Extra help is available every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30. Please remember that you MUST fill out a permission form (below) and turn it in the day before in order to attend.
For some of our projects this year, I will be asking for parent volunteers. If you already know that you would like to volunteer in the future, please contact me. Otherwise, the need for parent volunteers will be included in the weekly update. Thank you! :)