The students created a balance scale on construction paper out of a one inch strip of paper and a die-cut "v". They then chose two magazine pictures to glue on the scale to show which was the heaviest and which was the lightest. They then wrote comparative sentences to describe the weight of the objects.
Great activity for the students to make their own scale! Age 5 Use familiar materials to measure things (e.g., popsicle sticks, unifix cubes, paper clips, crayons, hand). Actively explore simple machines (e.g., pulleys, levers, wheels).
This is a fun activity to explore the science of balance and weight in the classroom. Have the students use the classroom balance scales to see how much items from their pencil boxes weigh. Does it weigh 1 bear, 2 bears, 3 bears, or more? Your students will have fun weighing their school supplies and recording their data!