Weight and Balance
Can you stack the containers of beads? Can you balance them and make a tower. What happens when the tower is not balanced?
Of course, when the tower falls down over and over again it makes a terrific crashing sound!
Explore Light and Sound
The students can explore making other sounds with the beads by dropping them onto the table. Thank goodness our light table is so durable!
After all ten of the plastic bowls were filled with beads, they decided to stack them like blocks to make a tower. Which tower was the tallest? Which one was the shortest?
Another fun way to use these glass beads is to add transparency sheets with the alphabet written on them (nice and large!). The students used the beads to make each letter.