|Title ||Support Your Local Science Books|
|Audience ||Middle/High School - any science|
|Abstract ||In this open-ended activity, students are presented with a problem:
they must support a minimum of two science books 2cm above the lab table.
Unfortunately for some of them, the materials they must use (paper, scissors, tape) do not provide an immediately obvious solution to this situation.
Teacher notes are included that provide hints for optimizing this critical-thinking situation.
|Author ||Chuck Downing|
|Unifying Concept ||Evidence, models, and explanation|
|Science and Technology ||Abilities of technological design|
|Science as Inquiry ||Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry|
|History and Nature of Science ||Science as a human endeavor|
|Science in Personal and Social Perspectives||Personal and community health, Science and technology in local, national, global challenges|
|Life, Physical, Earth Sciences ||Diversity and adaptations of organisms|
|Other Standards ||Assessment|