Break It Down


  • Aug 22 2010 4:26 PM

    Wendy Marsters

    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise Standards Matching Team.

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In this tool, created by Science NetLinks, students manipulate a system made up of ramps, switches, and gears. Marbles roll through the system and eventually hit a lever attached to a flagpole on the right side of the system. Each time the marble hits the lever, the flag goes up. If the flag falls all the way to the bottom, the system has broken down. Students must keep the flag from falling all the way to the bottom while removing parts of the system. While this page links to the overview of the tool for grades 3-5, you can access reviews for additional grades and benchmarks using the navigation tools at the top of the overview. Less

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 3 to 6

    Topics: Technology, Engineering & Design, Science