Discrepant Events: The Soap Boat
It's Science World's Fall Resources Month! To showcase our extensive online resources, we are sharing our newly minted discrepant events video resources throughout October.
A discrepant event is a result or a reaction that is unexpected. When students observe a discrepant event, they must ask themselves, why? Why didn't the observed materials behave in the usual way? What might be going on behind the scenes? How can we recreate the event and what are the forces at work?
A discrepant event is a fantastic way to pique curiousity and inspire inquiry. Why not try the Soap Boat? This demonstration caught our science campers by surprise and inspired some incredible theories.
What did your class think?