|Note the holes in between the rubber bands (3 total)|
Use caution when making holes, we used an awl
Let the sub fun begin!
|J tosses the sub into the water|
|Sink sub, sink|
|Scientist at work|
Science is fun, but how often do you get to do science naked?
Our version of Sink/Float:
|Sponge Bob shoes float|
|Bouncy ball floats|
Lessons learned: science with kids doesn't necessarily go as planned (see naked baby and fountain sub above). The idea is to go with the flow and roll with what the kids show interest in. The 5 year olds loved their sinking subs, but they also liked the fountain it created when pulled out of the water. If there's a teaching moment you think they'd understand, go for it. If not, congratulate them for experimenting as ask them if they know what's going on. Re-direct their attention if you don't like where the experiment is going.
**Now I realize, that is not a Pepsi bottle featured in this article. I apologize. We did this experiment in the middle of July. Yes, I had applied to the Refresh Grant by then, but I had no idea about the craziness of these power vote collections that is needed to win. (so pass on a power vote code or two if you don't mind).
Edited 6/30/13 to remove Pepsi Refresh Voting tag. Voting has long since ended.
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