Pumpkins, Pinball and Plenty of Forces
Learn about forces like gravity and friction in this fun Halloween-themed STEM project: Here's what you'll need: (Note- cutting holes in cardboard needs adult supervision)
Paper ream box top or similar
Paint, scissors (or knife)
Printed monster template (link below)
Candy or mini toy pumpkins
3DuxDesign connectors and cardboard OR metal paper fasteners, assorted 1x3" cardboard strips and tape
Share these videos with your students for more info on slopes, gravity and friction. While the themes are different, the content will help them understand forces and apply them to the Pumpkin Pinball project.
Some inspirational examples from students in San Antonio!