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6/25/2018: Revisiting one of my all-time favorite units: the 2nd graders were thrilled to experiment by configuring towers upon which to perch their paperclip balancing sculptures!

The science room provided Brittany & Jing’s class a plethora of imaginative possibilities.

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Still, they did not exhaust the possibilities. Witness Kara’s class:


Additional resources: 2013-blog-weekly-balance_anything_marshamallows_physics_science_activity