Who will win the strange straw drinking race? What is the secret of the dancing spheres? Can you really plug a leak with only air? Whose bananamobile will travel the greatest distance? These are a few of the questions, problems, and challenges students will encounter in this packet of activities.
The packet contains 6 teacher-led Dynamo Demos:
*Leaks and Dribbles
*Plug That Leak
*Bewildered Berry Basket
and 3 student-directed Creative Challenges:
*A Heavy Load
*The Weakest Link
These activities are designed to both teach science process skills--observing, predicting, designing/experimenting, and concluding--and to strengthen students' critical thinking and problem solving skills.