Friday, October 17, 2008

Fun on Friday #6: Post-its

I have come across creative uses of post-it notes before but this one takes the biscuit. It comes from the EepyBird people who did the Coke and Mentos thing a while back. (I wrote about it in Serious science experiment and Back Garden Experiment.) Watch the video below to see what they have done with post-it notes. (Or sticky notes as they seem to be obliged to all them - no sponsorship from 3M obviously!)

Brilliant! I love the way that once again, they have taken a sideways look at something that other people may have already noticed ("Hmm, these post-it notes behave a bit like a slinky!") and then taken it to the extreme!

Anything here you could do with a class? The sidewriting looks do-able and they are inviting people to post the results of their experiments. Have fun and let me know if you have a go.


Anonymous said...

Sticky notes in our Eco friendly schools! You must be joking!

David said...

Sorry anonymous. I don't think it would work with electronic sticky notes. You just have to decide if this much fun is worth a tree. :-)

Lynne said...

I'm never without sticky notes in school as I use them in loads of ways - if I leave them out I usually turn round to find someone playing them like a concertina (S4 boys and my Higher class are particularly susceptible) and who can blame them, it's quite theraputic. Can't think of a use in French to use their slinkiness but think classes would enjoy the video.

David said...

Hello Lynne

You could get one group to draw/write something on the side of a block and then challenge others to guess what it is as it is revealed when the slinky piles up. So, the topic could be sports and they draw a football, tennis, hockey, ... whatever. First to say the French word/phrase is the winner. Best I can come up with off the top of my head and I'm reaching a bit. :-)

Lynne said...

Even if I can't think of a classroom application I can see an inter-House challenge coming on, although not sure if school budget could bear it!