Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Science Co-op - Terrific Towers

We are all still loving our little science group that gets together every few weeks...here are a few pics from one of our last gatherings. The experiments are not complicated, and could all be replicated with things you have at home. It is lovely, though, not only to have someone else arrange it all, but to have other families to 'play' with.

On this day (somewhere back in November, before the holiday craziness took over) the kids used straws, Popsicle sticks, cups, take, etc to build towers. Their goal was to build a tower that was at least 2 feet high, and that could support 6 pounds of weight. There were a lot of creative ideas, and the final products were wonderful. As an added challenge, once they were all built we put them through an 'earthquake' test to see which ones would hold up. There was a chorus of ooooohhhs and aaaaahhhhhhs and oh no's, but the buildings all stood their ground.

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