Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Tried It Tuesday that Failed!
Happy Tuesday! Today I am teaming up with the Fourth Grade Flipper for her Tried it Tuesday. Today my my Tried it Tuesday...failed!
We have started a unit on the respiratory system in science. There was a very cool activity in our book that used balloons, a straw and a bottle to make a model of part of the respiratory system. Like a good teacher, I tried this activity out this morning and it worked perfectly.
This afternoon when I went to do it with my students, it failed. Most of the water bottles made today are made of a thinner plastic. When we went to put the ballon on the bottem, they didn't hold their form and created opennings where air could come in.
We tried placing masking tape and duck tape along the bottom, but nothing worked. I learned this during my first science class and all of my students were disapointed that it was not working. I have a few small soda bottles which I think will work so I am going to make four or five models and let them work in groups tomorrow to see how it works. I was bummed because I thought this was a cool idea!
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