brownjo73
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:53 pm
Occupation: Teacher

Elephant Toothpaste

Postby brownjo73 » Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:57 pm

Hi! I'm a 5th grade teacher and I'm wanting to help some of my students make the elephant toothpaste activity into a Science Fair type project. I'm wondering what would be the best way to measure the height of the reaction. I'm also wondering if you have any other variables that you could change other than the type of container or the strength of the peroxide.


Moderator note: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science- ... er#summary

AmyCowen
Site Admin
Posts: 387
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:39 pm
Occupation: Administrator

Re: Elephant Toothpaste

Postby AmyCowen » Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:34 pm

As you and your student probably noted, the Elephant Toothpaste activity isn't written for a science fair project.

This science project does not contain a procedure. It is, instead, a launching point for a custom project. But using the elephant toothpaste recipe from the activity, your student might find inspiration in this to test a different variable related to the container. https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science- ... -container

Amy
Science Buddies


Return to “Grades K-5: Physical Science”