First Graders at Greendale Have a Bubbling Good Time in Science!

A mint green, foamy substance appears to be bubbling up and out of a container sitting  on a student desk in a classroom during an experiment.During our study of matter, Greendale 1st graders had the excitement of watching a glove be blown up with vinegar and baking soda. It was amazing to watch the glove suddenly take on a life of its own as a result of the gas being produced from the reaction of the vinegar and baking soda. That wasn’t the most exciting part of our experiments.

The students were captivated with making what is known as elephant toothpaste. The toothpaste is a result of a large amount of oxygen “gas” being quickly pushed out of the container. The soap in the tube traps oxygen and creates bubble/foam. As the foam is pushed out, you can actually see a “gas” coming from the bubbles. As one student said, “Science is so fun because we get to do cool experiments.”

Contact Person: 
Lisa Ball