Today, we watched a Bill Nye movie on simple machines. We will meet again on Monday, Dec. 1st. At this time we will take a closer look at how the Mouse Trap game incorporates simple machines.
We continued playing Mousetrap. Please look for an additional post by 11/19. Students will be asked to visit a few websites to help them learn about simple machines because at our next class we are going to look at how Mousetrap incorporates simple machines.
Each team was assigned an area to build their machine. We then began playing Mousetrap (2005 edition). While a simple game, it mimics Rube Goldberg in that a crazy contraption is built to catch mice. In addition, it will spring board us into understanding simple machines.