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Marshmallow Challenge--I did this with my students last year and they loved it. Great team building activity for any age.

Inexpensive Ideas - Surviving on a teachers salary/ This website has so many great experiment ideas that are cheap and easy.

Websites where students can design a Rube Goldberg machine. Great practice or introduction before building a real Rube Goldberg machine. Science Gal: Rube Goldberg Design Brief

Mr Collinson's Grade 3 Science - Strong and Stable Structures (go back to gr 3 home pg to access complete lesson, tests, etc)

Here's a terrific idea for handing back papers. Students check their "mail" each day or once a week to find their graded work.

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Earthquake in the Classroom - Activity

Earthquake Lesson - STEM - A photograph of an assembled, homemade structure constructed out of marshmallows and toothpicks. The structure is sitting on a bed of orange Jell-O®.

Engineering Experiments for Grades K-12 from the Resources section of National Engineers Week Foundation

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19 Fun Ideas & Resources for Force and Motion

Like the black bars! More Force and Motion Fun -- Marble Races! Have I mentioned that I *LOVE* teaching science?! We discussed velocity and how objects move faster down an inclined plane set at a greater angle. We did a little experiment to prove this using our marble race track! Got the idea HERE.

FREE Science Videos~ Disney presents short, interesting science demonstrations by Bill Nye. Each clip is 1-2 minutes, loads right from the home page, and is kid-friendly! Great resource for students looking for science project ideas or for introducing new science concepts to a whole class. Sample demos include: raw egg floating in salt water, static electricity, how atmospheric pressure works, and making a periscope. Fun, fast, and free!