This is a great team building activity that requires students to work in small groups and attempt to get Fred the gummy worm into the lifesaver using only 4 paperclips. This science lab requires students to collaborate, strategies, and embrace failure. Materials you will need for this lab are: Cup, 4 paper clips, a gummy worm, and a lifesaver. If the students tough the gummy worm with their hands or let Fred fall into the water (on their desks) they have to retry. This is NGSS aligned and perfect for many age groups! Great way to introduce lab procedures to your class!
This package includes:
The Scientific Method reading passage
Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.