Boston Children's Museum
308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
Having kids advertise their new creations will help them work on literacy and art skills, and also will cause them to think about the unique attributes of their soda. This kind of work is great for helping to develop critical skills like observing, distinguishing properties of materials, etc.
This is a follow-up to Soda Science and Soda Science – Improving Your Recipe. Make sure each team has their recipes and survey results to refer to if needed. Gather some magazines for your students to look through.
Ask your students about how they learn about new products sold in the grocery store. Brainstorm a list of places where companies advertise their products.
Create an advertisement that will convince everyone that you invented the best soda out there! (You can choose to have your class create either a print advertisement or a commercial that they will act out. It is suggested that the whole class use the same advertising method, so you should choose ahead of time).
After 10-15 minutes, bring your students together to talk about their process. Did they notice anything in the magazines that they’ll use in their ads? Did they get any ideas from ads they’ve seen before?
After the discussion, have your students go back to their teams and finish their ads. When they are done, you can post them up or have teams take turns acting out their commercials.