Okay STEM and Science Friends!
Have I got something to share with you??!!
The other day I saw a photo of a flip book. Now, I have done these in the past. We used to stack paper and then move the edges of the papers about an inch apart, fold the stack in half, and then staple it at the top. This made the flaps of the flip book. (Say that threes times fast!)
Anyway, I saw these little flip or flap books, but they have little tabs on them! So, they look like file folders. It took about 2.5 minutes for me to draw some templates and then the next day we tried one of these with my third graders.
THEY LOVED THEM!
Take a look:
Take a look:
For the Scientific Method we talked about each step of the method and why it is used or needed. Then kids were able to decorate their pages.
Oh my, you had me at "NO GLUE!"
I really dislike glue.
But these little flippers are just stapled together.
I'll pause while you mull that over.....
No glue oozing out. No glued together pages.
No glue on the desks.
No glued fingers.
Here's the other versions we tackled:
And then you have to see this set! Oh my, I really love this one.
My third graders are studying about rocks and minerals and I just happen to have a set of 12 different rocks that I use every year to teach the rock cycle.
So, of course, I made a flipper about that!
We did the same thing with the other kinds of rocks and then talked again about the rock cycle.
There you have it! These little pages have been a big, HUGE, hit in my lab! I like the simplicity. The kids like the creative parts. They go right along with lessons we are having.
Sounds like a win-win to me!
Thanks for joining me for this Wednesday edition. Come back next week for more:
Crossing the Chasm