The supermarket’s marshmallow chicks have provided us with inspiration for another fun catapult lesson. Grab a bag of candy chicks, some spools or small plastic vials, and some paint stirrers and you are good to go for a great review force and motion lesson to use in your simple machine unit. Our packet walks your students through the design process from initial drawing to the test and launches! Teacher guide, inquiry questions, student role cards, engineering design process poster and a rubric are included.
Your kids will shout “Learning is sweet!!” as you smile at their comprehension of levers and forces.
*Note: This is the same format as our “Mini Punkin Chuckin” Lesson for Autumn and our “Winter Mini Snowball Frenzy” Lesson for Winter.
You might also like “Ready, Set…STEM!”, our STEM Student notebook to support your program. It includes a teacher guide filled with ideas
Ready, Set…STEM, An Introductory Packet to Start a STEM classroom
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