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Fun with force and motion! Kristen Smith Oh my goodness. We learned all about gravity, forces, motions and had a science investigation each afternoon to help us understand these concepts.
After each investigation we wrote about our experience and then shared our findings. It was such a fabulous week of learning.
To help us understand motion speed, pushes and pullswe used marble mazes. I put my students into three groups and they each worked on building different structures.
They had to use their new vocabulary words while they were building and were given a few different tasks. The first structure they made had to show speed. They worked together to get their marbles down their mazes quickly.
This activity was such a HUGE hit, we did it again the next day. However, the second day, my students had to create a maze where it would take the marble a long time to travel through the maze.
To say they loved it is an understatement. On Friday, my students came to school very proudly with their shoe boxes. Some of my kids tried the experiment at home multiple times to ensure that their egg would not break!
Then, I dropped each box one at a time. My students loved it so much that they asked if they could do the experiment again. I said sure and they closed up their boxes and tried it for themselves!
I have to say, they created some awesome boxes because we were able to do this multiple times!
The poor penguin did not make it! Sometimes we were successful! Sometimes, we were not. If you would like to complete these activities, they are available in my force and motion pack.
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First Day Back to School - Classroom Checkbook Challenge This is a fun back to school project. Students write checks to their classmates. Their classmates give to payees clues to a puzzle.
Back to School - Check lists, helpful hints and activities for those first days of kindergarten source. Classroom Management - This is a quick list of tips for the first day of school and for general classroom management. Great reminders source.
First Day Checklist - There are lots of things to think about for the first day of school! This checklist will help sort out all the little things source. Back-to-School Worksheets.
Here is fun way for kids to make new friends on the first days of school. Try to find someone who is left-handed. Find someone who has been on an airplane. Find someone who can count to ten in Spanish.
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