Fun STEM Friday

Challenge: use what you learned during the spaghetti/marshmallow challenge to construct the tallest, free-standing mini marshmallow/toothpick structure.

Materials: mini marshmallows and toothpicks

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Variables in Experiments

We learned the difference between independent and dependent variables with our penny and water experiment.  The dependent variable in this experiment was the number of drops of liquid a coin could hold. We changed some of the independent variables up to see how they would affect dependent variable. We tried different coins (instead of a penny we used dimes, quarters, and nickels), different liquids (oil or vinegar), and smaller droppers.

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Flexible Seating

Last week we got rid of the majority of the chairs and some of the tables in our classroom to make room for some flexible seating.  We now have 10 stability balls, 5 beanbags, 5 stools, 4 scoop chairs, 2 rocking chairs and a whole bunch of pillows.  Our classroom is getting super comfy 🙂

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