Lesson Plan

A Foaming Experience

Get your students excited about science! In this lesson, you will read a book to your students about performing an experiment and being a scientist. Then, your students will perform their own experiments.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to describe and discuss their experiments and compare and contrast their activities to the activity in the book.


(20 minutes)
  • Show your students the goggles, explaining that they protect eyes.
  • Explain that a scientist is someone who studies something, makes guesses about it, and then does an experiment to see if her guess is correct.
  • Tell your students that an experiment is a project where people can try something to see what happens.
  • Read If You Take a Mouse to School.
  • When you get to the page where the mouse is doing the experiment, point out the protective goggles.
  • Ask the students why they think he is wearing the protective goggles. Explain that the mouse’s experiment is very messy, and he needs to protect his eyes.
  • Read the book Scientists. Explain that there are many different kinds of scientists who study very different topics.