Sunday, January 24, 2010

Soup Toys

Soup Toys is a free download game. You play it straight on to your desktop. It allows you to set up different sequences and contraptions using different items. You can keep your desktop as the background or choose a blue background.

It is a great tool for problem solving, predicting results, physics and decision making. You can also record each sequence and save them.

A great activity would be to set a few limits for students and see the different results they create.
Eg. You can only use three levers and five balls or build a castle to house four dolls.

It is also a lot of fun just to play with.


Thomas Boito said...

Looks interesting and fun. Looking forward to playing with this

Mrs. Tenkely said...

I love it! This will be fun for students to practice problem solving. Hadn't seen it before.

Emily Starr, CEO said...

I love your idea to use it for sequences. I could also see it being fun to build contraptions and use them as a springboard for conversations about about causes and effects and chains of events. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

This is one I'm definitely go to spend some time with. Thanks for sharing.

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