Through the following activities, pupils will learn:
* that when some materials are squashed, pulled, pushed, turned, twisted or stretched the shape of the object will change
* that forces affect different materials in different ways
* to predict what is likely to happen when different materials are pushed, pulled, stretched or bent
* to carry out an investigation based on their predictions and interpret the results.
This is a great hands on activity for K-2 students, perfect for back to school. Students will read the story "If You Take a Mouse to School" and discuss what are some things we need to bring to school, the main one being a backpack. Students will discuss what a backpack looks like in terms of design, and then will create their own from provided materials. Once the backpacks are complete, students will measure them, and then test the backpacks to see which typical school items they can fit inside.
***Please note, additional materials are needed for this activity***
Sentence strips/strips of construction paper, construction paper, masking tape, pieces of cardboard.
This packet includes:
Introduction and Set up Page
3 pages of ELA, Math and Next Generation Science Standards for K-2
Teacher Preparation Sheet
Labels for Backpack
Building Backpacks Differentiated Self Assessment
Building Backpacks Differentiated Writing Extension
Building Backpacks Brainstorm/Design Sheet
Building Backpacks Differentiated Math Extensions
Building Backpacks Material Total Sheet
Building Backpacks Testing Sheet
Building Backpacks Banner for classroom display
Mice to decorate backpack
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This is my "Testing Properties" experiment. Students will be shown 3 different types of materials:
Plastic, stone, and wood. The students will do 3 tests on each materials to determine which one is the most useful in our day to day lives. They should test each material in flexibility, water resistance, and strength by having it support weight.
Students will complete the first side of the activity together before the experiment, then do the experiment, and finally will write about their conclusions. The recording sheet follows the scientific method/process skills when conducting an experiment.
Step One: Make Guesses
Step Two: Determine if the test is fair
Step Three: Experiment
Step Four: Draw the experiment
Step Five: Discuss findings
Step Six: Suggest an alternative material