Sixth Graders Put a Twist on the Mousetrap Game in Science Class

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Photos courtesy of Lisa Seff
Photos courtesy of Lisa Seff

Students in Mrs. Seff's sixth grade science class have put a "twist" on the board game, Mousetrap. Students are playing the game Mouse Trap to learn more about simple machines.  "As the students play and add a new piece to the game-board, they have to identify whether or not the new piece is a simple machine," explained Mrs. Seff.  "If it is, each group must brainstorm together to identify the piece as either: a wheel and axle, gear, inclined plane, lever, wedge, screw or pulley.  Mrs. Seff poses the challenge to you: Which simple machine do you think is represented by the swinging boot? Good luck!