In the last article we discussed how to write a triple beam balance worksheet. Now that you have your worksheet made you will want to add some neat features to it. It will be interesting to see what others in your class do with theirs, so here are some ideas for you.
For a fun idea, include a three way mirror using different colored pencils. Have your students draw a picture of themselves and ask them to try to put the reflection in the mirror by touching their nose to the mirror. When you are done you will have a fun activity that allows students to see what is possible.
Another idea would be to use beakers as you work on your balance worksheet. Give them colored pens and take one beaker and place it in each of the three charts. This will help the students to see where each chart falls.
You may also want to have them use a picture of the three beakers to help them see where the items are in the chart. Let them get it into their heads that they can see their beakers next to each other. The visual is fun for all the students, but the benefit is more for those who are more visually challenged. In this case, having the students share the beakers will help them see it more clearly.
It is a good idea to also have some fun writing on the forms. Ask the students to write something about what is important to them, such as, their future. Then have them write their name on the bottom of the form. This will help them remember their names in future projects and also help them to keep their eye off the clock when writing.
In order to be creative you may want to have the students try to fill the forms out by writing on them with the right pencils and erasers. If you feel confident that they can do this, then let them start at the top of the forms and go down to the bottom. You can have them sign off on the bottom part of the forms.
The last idea for your triple beam balance worksheet would be to have the students create a painting that incorporates their personal history into their artistic vision. Allow them to create a canvas using crayons and let them paint using a crayon as well as an eraser. While they are doing this, let them give you a verbal analysis of their painting as well.
So there you have it, three ideas for a fun triple beam balance worksheet. Use these ideas and let your imagination run wild!