Tik Tiki Toy from Trash

A modified version of the Tik Tiki from Arvind Gupta’s Toys from Trash – we replaced the button with a wooden bead. The crown cap can be replaced with a plastic lid or metal cap of any kind. Lots of variations to test! Find directions for assembly here: https://www.arvindguptatoys.com/toys/crowncap.html

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Flying Butterfly

Materials Butterfly Templates (found below) Tape (transparent or masking) Double Stick Tape or Glue Bakers Twine or similar string Large Craft Sticks (also known as tongue depressors) Plastic Drinking Straws Markers or Crayons or Colored Pencils Pushpins Scissors Key Question How do friction and gravity help the Flying Butterfly toy work? Learning Objectives Young scientists…

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Clothespin Card Correspondence Game

Key Question What is the number? Learning Objectives Children will … • pair each number card with the equal number of clothespins. • say the number aloud and touch each object as they count aloud. Materials 1 deck of playing cards 100 clothespins (plastic colored clothespins also allow for exploring patterns)

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#MicDropMath Card Tricks for Young Mathematicians

Key Question How can we use math to entertain our family and friends with card tricks they think are magic? Learning Objectives Children will be curious about… learn the steps for performing two different self-working card tricks practice counting to 10 learn pairs of numbers that add up to ten Materials A deck of regular…

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Data Square – Nature of Science Activity

Print the templates below on card stock. There are two templates of the puzzle on each page. Cut out one of the large squares and then cut out the pieces as shown above. At first, just give students the four pieces on the left without the small square. Challenge them to form a square with…

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Wobble Walkers

Folk toy turned engineering and STEAM project! Start with noticing and wondering using the first 12 seconds of the video below and then let students explore this pHun phenomenon. Templates for small, medium (original scale), and large Wobble Walkers can also be found below. Cut out as rectangle first and then round off feet to…

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