AP Bio Bath Bombs

AP biology teacher Paula Werner thought of a creative and fun way to kick off the end of the year. Usually the AP biology labs are dreaded by some students because they can be extremely challenging, but it would be hard to complain about this experiment. Werner wanted to have one final lab for her students before the seniors left.  She decided to have the AP bio students make bath bombs as a class.

“It was so cool getting to make our own bath bombs. It was fun adding in our own colors and scents. It was a great lab to end the year,” senior Rachel Lambdin said.

Bath bombs are a hard-packed mixture of dry ingredients that effervesce when wet. They are used to add essential oils, scent, bubbles and color to bathwater. The brand LUSH has made bath bombs trendy and they have become a bit of a craze.

The students read through their labs and began to set up. The mixture of ingredients had to dry overnight. Students had to bring in their own oils to add scent to the bath bombs. Floral scents seemed to be very popular with students.

On the senior’s last day, students finished their bath bombs.

“It was so relaxing. Now that the stress of AP tests is over, we can enjoy our last days of this year with some bath chemistry,” junior Kat Arndt said.

Katie Mertens, Business Editor