Thursday, June 28, 2012

MARVELOUS MACHINES DAYS 3 & 4

DAY 3:  Incline Plane/Ramp

Station 1 - Journals
 


 
Station 2:  Block Heads
We are using friction to smooth the block's rough edges.


After the students smoothed all the edges, they painted the blocks.

Station 3:  Building Ramps & Racing Cars









Art:  Marble Painting
The students tilted the box (incline plane) to create a beautiful work of art.




DAY 4: Levers
Station 1 - Journals


 
Station 2 - Block Heads
Meet the BLOCK HEADS!!!




Aren't they cute?!

Station 3 - Paper Plate Spirals
The students used scissors (lever & wedge) to create spirals (incline plane).
 




Cooking - Pancakes
We used a spatula (lever) to flip our pancake!

We brushed butter on our pancake using another lever.  We used a wedge (fork) to eat our pancake.  WOW!  Simple machines are everywhere!

MORE FUN STUFF
Learning how hydraulics work!



3 comments:

  1. Wow you are a super teacher-how long did it take to get all that together?
    Jennifer
    kindertrips

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  2. I have been teaching Marvelous Machines camp for several years. I just tweak it a little bit each year. Thanks for hopping by!

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  3. I wanted to let you know that I added your blog to my new list of blogs at Kindergarten Network. Stop by sometime and check it out when you have a chance. Be sure to let me know if I left out any details you would like to be added.

    Blessings,
    Marlana
    Lil' Country Kindergarten
    Kindergarten Network

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