Daily CLUE Challenge for 2nd and 3rd Grade Students
The current challenge will be at the top of this page.
- April 17, 2020 – Create something out of paper building blocks that really stack! Take a picture of your creation and share it to Twitter with #clue901 so we can see your creation.
- April 16, 2020 – Did you know that coding can be used both with and without technology? Here is a simple activity to practice some coding skills: Make a spy decoder!
- April 15, 2020 – Have you ever made magnetic slime? Try this experiment to see what you can attract.
- April 14, 2020 – Impress your friends with this magic trick with two oranges. You will make one sink and one float. Check this out!
- April 13, 2020 – Have you ever thought about growing hot ice? It’s possible if you do this.
- April 9, 2020 / April 10, 2020 - Choose one of these Scholastic challenges for grades 3-5! Read the article and complete your chosen activity.
- April 8, 2020 - Build a House of Cards! Easy in principle but not so much in practice! The goal here is to build a structure out of playing cards; a house and a roof. Balancing cards on one another is not easy and it becomes more difficult as you build up the cards and they get higher. Plus, changing the shape when you get to the roof will make the structure even more wobbly.
- April 7, 2020 - Tilted Square - What is the side length of the colored square?
- April 6, 2020 - Can you figure out how to play this game? There is a video that will show you how on the page. Did you win?
- April 3, 2020 - With a penny and a dropper, try and find out how many drops of water can fit on a penny. Which side holds more - heads or tails?
- April 2, 2020 - Grab some marshmallows and uncooked spaghetti noodles, and build a Spaghetti Tower! How tall can you build?
- April 1, 2020 - Paper towels were invented in the 1920’s in America and were sold worldwide by 1931. Many rolls are made from recycled paper. Factories in the U.S. produce 50 trillion rolls of paper towel each year. Do you know why it has bumpy patterns? Do you know how they make it strong? Do you know how they make the tear lines? Watch this video to see how paper towels are made: bit.ly/3b1lohp
- March 31, 2020 - Do batteries really power the world? Go on a scavenger hunt to find things powered by batteries. What kind of batteries can you find?
- March 30, 2020 - Take apart a click-to-write pen to see if you can get a closer look at the mechanisms that make it work.