May 10, 2011

Science: Scuba Gear....


{Ocean fun!}

For homeschooling, we are part of a co-op.....it's a group of moms that get together once a week and hold organized classes. My sons tooks science, writing, art, geography and their favorite...GYM CLASS!! I taught high school chemistry and my daughter had a science class.

She came home one day with this:




WARNING: Just to state the obvious....if you have a young child who would not safely use the scuba mask because it's made of Saran Wrap then don't make this craft!!


 
Her class had been studying the ocean and to wrap-up their unit, they made scuba gear!!  It was so easy to make!

First....grab two 2-L soda bottles.....



They will be your oxygen tanks......I can thinking of some really fun additions to these tanks!  Like blue water with glitter and fish floating in them!!  Or painting the inside so that they are actually black or blue or green or red.....




Because it was a large class with not a lot of time, her teacher simplified the project by just taping the string to the top and bottom of the bottles.



That will make your straps that attach to the tank....again, you could do ribbon, bungy cord....so many possibilities!





For the mask, it looks like she just cut an oatmeal container into strips.  The kids decorated them and then added a piece of plastic wrap and a rubber band!  Punch some holes, add a string tie and voila...scuba gear!


...isn't she adorable!



Here are some links if you'd like to do a unit study or summer craft on oceans:

Ocean Lapbook  (Younger child)
A House for Hermit Crab (Younger child)  We've done this one and had SO much fun!
Ocean Lapbook (Older child)
Nature Study at the Beach  (Jimmie's Lenses)


Enjoy!

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4 comments:

alison said...

very fun idea!

aka eyecorn said...

Oh my goodness-this is an NEAT idea! We are studying the solar system, but now I need to figure out how to incorporate an ocean study just so we can do this :)

Turkana said...

How cool! I will have to try that. I love fresh ideas, thanks for sharing. My 9 year old wants to be a Marine Biologist, so she will eat this idea up!! Stopping by and following you from HHH. Happy Tuesday. We love that you hooked up with us.

Tammy

peter kenneth said...

This is such a neat idea! :)
Scuba gear package

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