Awesome block center idea!

To expand upon this, the kids create a matching book with a picture of their structure (and their written description complete with labels,etc). You could also use a story telling app--creating a digital book to document and write about their work.

What is a tower/How do we build a tower?-from the curious kindergarten

Tower Inquiry

As part of our Math and Science Investigations (M.I) time in Kindergarten, our students explored a tower inquiry (In a previous post I wrote about Math and Science Investigations (M.

How do properties of materials determine their uses? "What if Rain Boots Were Made of Paper?"

Structures -How do properties of materials determine their uses? "What if Rain Boots Were Made of Paper?

STEM activity - build a house for the 3 little pigs using anything you find in the classroom. But, it needs to withstand the wolf huffing and puffing (hairdryer).

STEM activity - build a house for the 3 little pigs using anything you find in the classroom. But, it needs to withstand the wolf huffing and puffing (hairdryer). - Could do with buddy class.

Mrs. Terhune's First Grade Site!: Matter

Matter - Solids, Liquids, Gases anchor charts (use velcro so kids can read poems and then put pictures in correct place)

Secondgradealicious: Materials, Objects, and Everyday Structures....a Science Inquiry using the Three Little Pigs as a starting point

Materials, Objects, and Everyday Structures

Secondgradealicious: Materials, Objects, and Everyday Structures.a Science Inquiry using the Three Little Pigs as a starting point

Stability of Structures

Science for kids - Stability of Structures

Secondgradealicious: Materials, Objects, and Everyday Structures....a Science Inquiry and sorting different materials

Materials, Objects, and Everyday Structures

Secondgradealicious: Materials, Objects, and Everyday Structures.a Science Inquiry and sorting different materials

I love this idea for a bulletin board about objects and materials. This class created a Material Monster.

This class created a Material Monster using different materials. It's great for teaching about the properties of different materials, and the concept that objects and structures are made of different materials.

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