Gummy Bears Experiment PLUS Bear Poems

Happy September!

We've just started a new school year.  I was going to begin with a forest unit, but I've decided to go with bears instead. 

My first experiment for this unit is all about gummy bears. I know! It won't teach the kids anything about bears themselves, but it's fun. It involves food. And it's all about the science process, right?

The experiment is super simple: Give everyone a gummy bear, a cup and some water. Soak the bears overnight and watch what happens!  

Of course, it's important to measure the bears first and make hypotheses (will the bears shrink? grow? stay the same?)

I have three sheets to get you started.

The first one (below) describes the experiment.

A gummy bear experiment for K-2 students. Includes 3 free sheets with directions and recording sheets. Bonus: A booklet of bear poems! #gradeonederful #experiments #gummybears #bearpoems
                   
The second sheet (below) is for the students to complete.

I left the measurement area open to accommodate inches, cm, or non-standard units of measurement.

A gummy bear experiment for K-2 students. Includes 3 free sheets with directions and recording sheets. Bonus: A booklet of bear poems! #gradeonederful #experiments #gummybears #bearpoems

The third sheet (not shown) has some bears on it that you can photocopy for your students. These are to be used for the class hypotheses graph.

DOWNLOAD: Gummy Bears Experiment Sheets


BONUS: BEAR POEMS

I also have a small collection of very cute bear poems for you. Click on the image to grab.
A gummy bear experiment for K-2 students. Includes 3 free sheets with directions and recording sheets. Bonus: A booklet of bear poems! #gradeonederful #experiments #gummybears #bearpoems

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8 comments

  1. I use science kits from my district towards the end of the year, but if I can find time, I'd love to do some of these kinds of shorter experiments throughout the year. Thanks for giving me lots of great ideas.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  2. I love the bear poems! Thanks for sharing!

    Amanda
    First Grade Garden

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  3. hahaha I was going to say the same thing as Sandi... Can't resist gummy bears!
    Doing this next month for sure. Thanks!

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  4. Another fun experiment! How many end up trying the bears after they have soaked in water all night?? :)
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  5. THanks for sharing! Glad to follow your blog now!
    Latoya
    Flying Into First Grade

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  6. Thanks! We are having Teddy Bear day this Friday. Perfect!

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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