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From: Katie Johnson (johnson5@madison.k12.wi.us)
Date: Wed Feb 26 2003 - 11:10:14 EST

LEGO's is a great idea. I do this too. I look for LEGO's at garage sales
in the summer.

At 02:02 PM 2/25/03 -0500, you wrote:
>I was at a workshop that was put on by ACS that did stoichiometry using Lego
>trucks. I don't remember the exact setup because I didn't pick that
>particular activity to try myself, but the gist of it was to create so many
>toy trucks out of the parts provided. Obviously, you are limited by the
>number of each part. You need four wheels per truck, for instance.
>The advantage here is that you still get to see the "limiting substance,"
>the kids still get to have a fun activity, but nothing to worry about when
>you're done. Plus you can use the parts again. I believe one of the
>instructors told us that the kits for the trucks were about $5 apiece.
>Steve Gustafson
>Glidden HS
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Katherine Johnson
Chemistry Teacher
Madison East High School
Madison, Wisconsin


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