Many of the items we throw away everyday can be used to make fun learning activities. The following challenges are not only meant to be fun to play, they offer a simple lesson on how force works. The challenges offered below show how easy it is to connect math and science together, and how to add a writing element to an activity.
The first challenge is simply to learn how much force is needed to get a cap from one place to another and to measure the results.
The second helps to set goals and adds an extra math element via a score system.
The third challenge offers an element of creativity and a chance to use problem solving skills.
The fourth challenge offers players a chance to think of a creative way to use the items offered.
Skills that can be learned via the activities above:
Science Skills = Experimentation, Physics, Force, Distance
Math Skills = Measurements, Comparing, Guessing/Estimation, Time
Language Skills = Writing /Drawing
Also – Thinking Skills, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Solving, Fun, Creative Thinking Skills