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Building structures that balance

Friday, March 7, 2014

Today we began a new science unit on balancing and weighing. We are learning about different forces on our earth and how that has an effect on things around us. We started by cutting out butterflies and trying to balance them on an unsharpened pencil. Easier said than done!
Cutting...

It worked!
Hold it steady...


Then, I gave them three objects - a wooden board, a small piece of wood, and 20 unifix cubes. I gave them one task - create a structure that balances. They came up with some interesting structures...

Using teamwork to create a product
Great balance!
Not quite there yet
Getting creative

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