## Reflection: Real World Applications STEM Lab: Build a Balanced Tower - Section 2: Warm Up

While we were playing on the playground throughout the week or so we were learning about balance, my students kept showing off how much they knew- so one day I said I would record them! We had a conversation on the playground where they told me about how they could balance and that they used their arms to balance, just like the balance scales. These  conversations make real-world connections for students that may take very abstract scientific content and make it concrete for them. Watch as my students show off their balancing skills!

Real World Applications: Making Connections with Background Knowledge

# STEM Lab: Build a Balanced Tower

Unit 10: Forces and Motion: Balance
Lesson 3 of 6

## Big Idea: As part of the engineering design cycle, students build their towers from their own plans!

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Science, Motion, Forces and Newton's Laws, First Grade, 1.P.1.3 Predict the effect of a given force on the motion of an object, including balanced forces, Forces, Forces and Motion, balances
45 minutes