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Shelly Fryer

Creating Chain Reactions

Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 3rd Grade
Subjects: STEAM

Student Instructions

1. Use materials that you can find around your house to create your own chain reactions! 2. Take a video of your project and add it to your journal. 3. add and reflect on your project. Parent Why? Chain Reactions are fun and teach basic science concepts such as experimentation, observation, energy, and Newton's laws. It's also a great activity for learning and practicing 21st Century Social and Emotional Life Skills.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

We have been studying forces in our Amplify Science curriculum. The students have really enjoyed watching chain reaction videos in class. One of their favorites is The Big Blue Marble : https://safeyoutube.net/w/Irqt Here is a list of possible items to use: popsicle sticks TP/paper towel rolls Dixie cups Keva blocks Jenga blocks marbles ping pong balls whiffle golf balls hot wheel tracks straws metal balls small magnets ( any other cool things to build with!!)