Saturday, November 24, 2012

Force and Motion Dollar Tree Science

I recently presented at the North Carolina Science Teachers Convention while presenting I shared some ideas for science that can be done with items from the dollar store. I found this item at the Dollar Tree to teach force and motion. The little lady bug has a zip pull in it so it is a great example of stored energy and to boot that little bug has a magnet in it. The honeys are totally fascinated by this fun toy. Here is a video to show you what I am talking about.I hope you can find these at your local store. I used soup cans and I have four lady bugs that I plan to place in a center. There are different colors of bugs at the store. I also plan on including different sizes of cans some with ridges, some without ridges and some cardboard tubes so they can experiment with magnets and attraction.


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  2. My students would love this! Thanks for sharing. I was just at Dollar Tree today, looks like I will be making another trip.

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  3. What a fun way to teach about force & motion! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower.

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