Today in science we worked through the steps of the Scientific Method to see how many cups of water a diaper can hold. (For all you new mom’s it was a size 3 Luvs diaper) After the initial moans and groans about using diapers… “Eww gross!” the kids really got into the experiment. They had to make a prediction about how many cups it would hold, write out a procedure, test their hypothesis, analyze their results and then write a conclusion. The students really worked well as a team, and I even heard some Leader in Me language being used! We will be doing some writing about our experiments over the next few days as a way of publishing the results of our investigation.
A sample of one of the science journals.
One group getting ready to begin the experiment.
Carefully pouring the water.
The end result…. 4 cups of water in each diaper!