I found them at my local Sam's Club. They come 24 to a pack which meant I had to buy 2 packs to make sure I had enough for my class of 27! Luckily I talked my teaching buddy into buying them too so we are splitting the extra pack. They were only $9.99 so they were a lot more economical than some of the things I have bought in the past, and I know my kiddos will love them.
I also love the test tubes - since we are having our Science Fair January 31st, I thought the test tubes would be a good reminder of all the science experiments we will see/do. And no, I haven't even a clue about what we're going to do for our class science experiment. We were only given a two week notice about the fair since its run by the intermediate classes. I wish we had more time to do a really prolonged, investigative experiment, but we will have to settle for something that won't take too long to set up and complete so we have time to write it up and make our display board.
Does your class have to have a Science Fair project? Have any great ideas for me? I'd love it if you'd rustle up a comment below for me!
If you don't have a Sam's Club nearby or your store doesn't have the gumball test tubes you can always just make baggies of gumballs like this:
Click on the link to go to this fun blog to get the free printable!