Another super fun science lesson, using a children's toy--Mouse Trap. As a kid, I hated this game because it never quite worked or my brother had confiscated the pieces for something else. Today it did exactly what it was supposed to do and my the afternoon all the better. And kids LOVE toys, so the excitement level was way up. A couple kids had Mouse Trap at home and were able to bring it in. Then I was browsing Teachers Pay Teachers for some forces and motion hands-on ideas. Karen Langdon won the day! She has an awesome unit full of activities about forces and motion...and the last one uses the game, Mouse Trap.
Click here for Karen's TpT unit. Promise...I wasn't asked to share this and don't often promote "stuff" on this blog....but we thoroughly enjoyed this...."kid tested, teacher approved!"
More force and motion coming soon!