The recording sheet from Create Teach Share started the investigation perfectly! The GOAL of the investigation was for the students to build the TALLEST structure. The students were not allowed to TOUCH the materials (toothpicks and marshmallows) for their investigation until they had formulated a written plan. After they wrote their plan, I asked the students to sketch what they ENVISIONED their tower to look like. After all of their preparation, students were ready to build!
Take a look at how some of their towers turned out.
I really LOVED the recording sheet. On the back, the students were able to sketch how the towers actually turned out and they were able to reflect on their work. This was perfect for the moth of October. Do you have another favorite Halloween or Fall Science Experiment? I would be interested in hearing about it. Connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, or bloglovin'.