#31 Perfect Balance - Get Materials

Complete Master List for #31 Perfect Balance:

Key: (1st/2nd/3rd) denote needed quantities: (1st) enough for 1 student doing all activities; (2nd) enough for 30 students working in self-paced pairs; (3rd) enough for 30 students working in pairs on the same lesson. Starred* items may be purchased below.

  • 1/15/15 scissors
  • * 1/1/1 roll, clear tape
  • * 1/1/1 roll, masking tape
  • * 1/15/15 spring-action clothespins
  • 1/1/1 "pincushion" material (styrofoam or cardboard or cork or ...)
  • * 1/1/1 package, straight pins
  • 1/15/15 pop-top soda cans with attached finger tabs (may substitute small soda bottles or small milk cartons)
  • * 3/30/30 boxes standard-sized paper clips, 1 brand only (only 3 boxes needed if you do the last activity as a teacher demonstration)
  • 1/15/15 cups sand (may substitute gravel, beans, or other ballast material)
  • * 1/1/1 lump modeling clay
  • 1/4/15 index cards, standard 3x5 inch
  • 10/40/150 thumbtacks (or pushpins) -- must be heavier than your paper clips
  • 1/1/1 package each: pinto beans, popcorn, lentils and long-grained rice
  • 1/10/15 calculators
  • 1/4/15 objects to weigh: post-1982 pennies, nickels, notebook paper
  • 1/4/15 other objects to weigh: such as nails, pencils, crayons, erasers, bottle caps, chalk, corks, rubber stoppers, cotton balls, marbles, beads, buttons, key chains, bobby pins, pen caps, packing peanuts, etc.
  • 1/1/1 margarine tub or equivalent bowl
Paper Clips, box of 100
Regular price $1.60
Tape - Masking
Regular price $2.40
Clothespins - per 10
Regular price $1.15
Straight Pins - approx. 150
Regular price $3.50
Tape - Clear
Regular price $2.20
Clay - Modeling
Regular price $1.70