What could be more fun than smearing soapy liquid on a desk and blowing gigantic bubbles! We spent a whole week experimenting with bubbles to apply our new measurement, data, and statistics skills.
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Hi! I'm a bubble. I have seen these brilliant kids figure out new ways to blow bubbles and challenge themselves with different bubble blowing formulas. I'm excited to see how good their bubble blowing skills are!
Our Bubblemania adventure was all about collecting data to compare bubbles.
On Day 1, we learned how to use the secret bubble mixture and a straw to blow giant bubbles on our desks - the bigger the better. When the bubbles popped, they left a ring on the desk showing the diameter of the bubble. We measured the diameters of ten bubbles and recorded the data. We used the statistical measures of mean, median, mode, and range to compare the bubbles.
On Days 2 and 3, we generated a 20-bubble data set, recorded the data, and then constructed a dot plot to help us visualize the statistics for the average bubble. Our biggest bubbles covered the entire desk and had a diameter of 30 centimeters!
On Days 4/5, we mixed things up a bit by using a variety of soap brands. Each group had a different brand of soap to generate bubbles. Together they generated a 20-bubble data set, recorded the data, calculated the mean, median, mode, and range and then we created a histogram so that we could compare the bubble power of each brand of soap.
On Days 6/7, we added mystery ingredients to the bubble mixture and repeated our experimental process. This time, we used a box plot to visualize our data set so that we could make sense of the data.