Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Can You Save Fred?

Using only a few materials, can your students save Fred?  This is a great activity that builds creative thinking skills and teamwork!  The kids had a blast!  You can find the FREE lab sheets here!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Ever wonder how many sheets are on a standard roll of toilet paper?  We did some toilet paper geometry and students had to figure out the area of the paper by unrolling all an entire roll of toilet paper and forming a four-sided figure with it.  It was a lot of fun and we were surprised by the results!

Now that is a lot of toilet paper!  Who knew????

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Blast OFF with Paper Rockets and Design Process Labs!!

The kids had a blast building paper rockets using just a sheet of copy paper, two index cards and tape.  We used a piece of PVC pipe to wrap the paper around and form the barrel of the rocket, then just added a nose cone and fins.  We did a bunch of design process labs testing the best barrel length, cone shape, fin location and type.  It was a lot of fun and a great precursor to the upcoming Invention Convention!  We launched them using the Air Hogs Stomp Launcher.

It was tons of fun!  :)