Multicolored Science: Blowing Bubbles and Liquid Rainbows

Under the guidance of teacher Hilary Alvarado, Mount Madonna School sixth graders recently learned about various parts of a lab report, including hypothesis, materials, procedure, results, conclusion, and sources of error. Students applied their learning by writing and testing a hypothesis on how big a bubble they could blow and calculated the average bubble size.

Seventh graders, meanwhile, worked in teams to write and test hypotheses on what ratio of volumes of primary colors would make the “best” secondary colors. They were assessed on their accuracy in measuring the volume of liquids and on working cooperatively together.


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Nestled among the redwoods on 375 acres, Mount Madonna School (MMS) is a community of learners dedicated to creative, intellectual, and ethical growth. MMS supports its students in becoming caring, self-aware, discerning and articulate individuals; and believe a fulfilling life includes personal accomplishments, meaningful relationships and service to society. The CAIS and WASC accredited program emphasizes academic excellence, creative self-expression and positive character development. Located on Summit Road between Gilroy and Watsonville. Founded in 1979.