Take a look:
This is just the most fun! We started with a set about the Scientific Method. And quickly added a set about STEM and then the Engineering Design Process.
For the Scientific Method we talked about each step of the method and why it is used or needed. Then kids were able to decorate their pages.
Can you see that the scienitst pictured above is saying, “Hmmmm…..”. She is thinking about her hypothesis! Too creative!
Above is a scientist that is thinking about the questions of his experiment. The one below is the same page!
After going through all the pages of the flipper here is the easiest part of all. The next step is to cut the little pages out.
Super easy cutting and then to put them together all you need is a STAPLER! NO GLUE!
Oh my, you had me at “NO GLUE!”
I really dislike glue.
But these little flippers are just stapled together.
I’ll pause while you mull that over…..
No glue oozing out. No glued together pages.
No glue on the desks.
No glued fingers.
Here’s the other versions we tackled:
Those two sets were related to STEM.
And then you have to see this set! Oh my, I really love this one.
My third graders are studying about rocks and minerals and I just happen to have a set of 12 different rocks that I use every year to teach the rock cycle.
So, of course, I made a flipper about that!
We watched a video about the rock cycle and then stopped to color and write about Igneous rocks.
And then, the kids took my samples and tried to pull out the igneous rocks.
We did the same thing with the other kinds of rocks and then talked again about the rock cycle.
Cut out and stapled together!
My favorite page!
There you have it! These little pages have been a big, HUGE, hit in my lab! I like the simplicity. The kids like the creative parts. They go right along with lessons we are having.
Sounds like a win-win to me!
Thanks for joining me for this Wednesday edition. Come back next week for more:
Crossing the Chasm