Whether you’re teaching from home this year, or you’re looking for a fun way to sneak some learning into your Saturday afternoon, one thing’s for sure: Your Jacuzzi® is THE PLACE to teach a science lesson.
What is buoyancy? In simple terms, if an object’s mass is less dense than the water surrounding it, it floats! A great way to illustrate this is by telling the story of Titanic. The massive ship could float easily on the seawater until it met the iceberg. Once water was able to fill the bottom of the ship, it sank because it became denser than the water. Find objects around your home and hypothesize whether or not they will float. Then, have your kids record their findings! If an object can be filled with water (like a cup) see how much water it will hold before it sinks.
Looking for a prime time to teach a science lesson? Invite your kids to join you when you do your regular hot tub water care. Explain how and why testing for pH balance is so important, and let your young learner try to test it on their own. Add whichever chemicals your spa needs, and explain what each does.
Science Lesson? Or Magic?
Have you ever needed to pour your drink from a short, fat glass to a tall skinny one and they were equally filled? A super simple, but fantastically fun science lesson is how measurements work. Find differently shaped containers and even some measuring cups and see which containers are full from holding the same amount of water from your hot tub. You can also implement the scientific method to try and predict the outcome and record your findings.
Hot tubs are amazing in general, but who knew they could double as a teaching tool? If you’re ready to bring home one of the greatest investments you’ve ever made in your physical and mental health, plus education with a hot tub, contact Texas Hot Tub Company!