this Daily Classroom Special:
Science to Go provides easy yet meaningful
science activities for grades k-8. Science to Go was written
by Barbara Smith, Magnet Coordinator at Harvard Elementary, Houston
(TX) and former Teachers Network web mentor.
Cause and effect, measurement, making observations, inferences, and
Give each student or group of students a meter of butcher paper, 30
cm of masking tape, and scissors. Within a set limit of time (at least
30 min.), have them build the tallest free-standing tower they can.
At the end of the time limit, have them measure their towers and discuss
principles of construction.
What problems did they have?
What would they improve?
Butcher paper, scissors, masking tape, meter stick