Hey teaching friends! How fun is this super cool science tool Metal Detector from Learning Resources? Kids will love the idea of a treasure hunt!
How could you use this in the classroom?
-Place letter stickers on aluminum cans, then place the cans under a pile of leaves. After students find all the cans, see how many words they can make from their findings
-Print off numbers and symbols (think addition, subtraction, and equal symbols) on cardstock, laminate, and then attach a paperclip to each. “Bury” the manipulatives in a pile of beans in a large flat box. Students can use the Metal Detector to find the manipulatives, and then ask each to make accurate number sentences from their findings.
-Take a pile of old keys and pair them up. Put a coat of one color each on each pair. Wait for them to dry. Now you have several pairs of keys with the same color on top. Mix up the keys and cover in a pile of rubber mulch. Students can take turns trying to find the matches with the Metal Detector.
How fun is that??? What other ideas can you share in the comments below?
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