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TT - Balance 7 We watched a short documentary about Alexander Calder. It made us think & inspired us: elevating our ‘toys’ to ‘sculpture!’

https://www.pbs.org/video/experience-sandy-calder/

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http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/education/kids/kids-mobile.html
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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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1/17/2020:

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

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Additional resources:

https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/Phys_p084/physics/circus-trick-science-balance-anything#procedure 2013-blog-weekly-balance_anything_marshamallows_physics_science_activity