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Quick Science: Toothpick Stars and Toothpick Puzzles

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Need a few simple activities you can use if a lesson ends sooner than expected or when students have been really focused in class and have earned a fun reward?

I’ve posted two products that use simple materials in my Teacher Pay Teacher stores: Simply Science and Simply Math.

Use flat toothpicks and water to create Toothpick Stars.

Several videos let you see the activity before you present it to students.

 screen-shot-2016-11-18-at-3-41-20-pm
screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-2-19-21-pmscreen-shot-2016-11-21-at-2-19-28-pm Arrange and then rearrange toothpicks to solve Toothpick Puzzles.

Use small or full page images or a PowerPoint™ presentation to display the thirty-two different puzzles.

Arrange and then rearrange flat toothpicks to solve toothpick puzzles. Use small or full page images or a PowerPoint™ presentation to display each puzzle.

Both of these activities would be great for an open house or a family night.

Challenge capable students to create variations of the toothpick star activity or new toothpick puzzles. Explain you’ll share with future classes that may include siblings!

NOTE: These products are half price just after I post them in my store. I encourage you to sign up as a follower at my Simply Science and Simply Math stores so you find out about new products and save $$$.

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

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