ERIC Number: ED480660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Invent a Backscratcher from Everyday Materials. Grades PreK-2.
Rushton, Erik; Ryan, Emily; Swift, Charles
Being able to recognize a problem and design a potential solution is the first step in development of new and useful products. In this activity, students create a device to get that pesky itch in the center of the back. Once the idea is thought up, students produce a design schematic (sketch). Students are given a variety of everyday materials and recyclables with which to create a back-scratching device. This activity uses a time frame of 45 minutes. (Author/SOE)
Descriptors: Biology, Creative Thinking, Early Childhood Education, Hands on Science, Human Body, Problem Solving, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Student Motivation
Web site: www.prek-12engineering.org/activities/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Tufts Univ., Medford, MA.
Note: Produced by the Office for Technology and Industry Collaboration. For other activities in this series, see SE 068 011-041.