Hands-on Force and Motion Exploration
This is a fun activity I set up one morning for my kids; it's one that requires little input from you because they will quickly come up with many ways to set it up.
What you need:
- marbles or balls
- train tracks, car tracks, etc.
- tape measure (optional)
|Weighing the different marbles and balls.|
|Setting up the experiment.|
|We used a tape measure to see how far the different marbles would go.|
|We tried it with lots of marbles!|
|You can set it up any way your child wants to try it.|
|We even tried with a huge wooden ball.|
This activity was something I did with my children when they were quite young (preschool age), but what a GREAT activity for learning about force and motion in a hands-on way. The physical activity is fun for younger and older kids alike, and you could even ask upper elementary school children to predict how far different marbles will roll based on their mass.