Science Club Jr: Structures

I followed he plans for this ones almost exactly like the original. I talked to the children about the Three Little Pigs and the three structures they built. I had the following items for them to create structures with: toothpicks and spice drops, craft sticks, pipe cleaners, and glue. The children could build a structure using either the toothpicks and spice drops or the craft sticks. I told them they could make both, but most chose one or the other. Here are some pictures of some structures:

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Once the structures were complete, it was time to put them all to the test. I brought my hair dryer from home and used both the low and high settings. The structures with glue didn’t budge, but even the toothpick and spice drop ones survived! The kids all loved seeing their structures be able to handle the “huffing and puffing” of the hair dryer.

After, I brought out our cardboard blocks that look like bricks. The children worked together and individually to create different structures and we tested them with our own breath. It was fun to see some of them get knocked down.

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