Good Morning! Today we're linking up with a text from our current Science unit, Balance and Motion. In our unit, we focus on using counterweights to balance, using balance to help objects have motion, and observing what kinds of motion objects can have. We found this gem from Leo Lionni! Balancing Act is a great read aloud during our balance investigations. While being read aloud, this text lends itself well to questions and discussion about balance concepts.
Great image to stop and talk about why it isn't balanced...and how it could be balanced.
And another great stopping point...why is this balanced?
Here are some Balance and Motion task cards that can help lead to more discussion in your classroom about how objects in our world show balance and/or motion!
Today, we're also linking up with Molly for her Fabulous Freebies on the 15th! We're sharing a few pages from our newly updated Shapebots Shape Mini Pack!