Bert and Ernie’s Science Experiment
Observe how a person’s body and breathing changes as they jump.
Watch Bert and Ernie do a science experiment all about jumping. Ask kids, “How did Bert feel after all of that jumping? How did his breathing change?”
Now, try your own jumping experiment. Let kids observe you as you jump up and down repeatedly. Ask questions as you jump: “How has my breathing changed since I started jumping?” “Does my voice sound different?” “What do you notice about my body as I jump?” Then switch roles, and share your observations aloud as kids jump. You might try feeling your heartbeats before and after jumping!
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