Play dough- One of my favorite teaching tools!

Believe it or not, play dough isn't only for preschoolers. Not every student is thrilled about biology... especially when it come to memorizing the intricate parts of plant and animal cells. Thats where play dough comes in! Introducing play dough to learn the structure of cells was one of my best ideas yet! First of all, my students LOVED it. Secondly, they ALL aced their biology exam the following week. Thirdly, my students have told me 2-3 years later that they STILL remember all the parts and functions! Plus, I had a ton of fun! :)


What else can play dough be used for? Just about anything! 

~multiplication

~geometry

~measurement 

~subtraction

... let me know your ideas! How have you used play dough to teach?