This is a good icebreaker activity or introduction to the scientific method. Students work in pairs to solve the problem of saving a gummy worm named Sam. You will need a gummy worm, gummy lifesaver, two paper clips and a small cup . The activity starts with the life preserver (lifesaver) under the boat and Sam needs to get the life preserve and put it on so that he can swim to shore. This must be accomplished using paperclips, and students are not allowed to touch Sam, the lifesaver, or the boat with their hands.
Grade Level: Any | Time Required: 15-20 minDownload