Ramp it Up

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In this activity, learners will build ramps and test how the laws of physics apply do different objects. Learners will explore physics and cause and effect through this activity. Activity incudes step by step instructions with pictures, vocab words and definitions to use, fun facts related to the activity and ways to change it up extend the activity. This activity requires some form of a ramp.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Blocks or boxes
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Box tops
  • Cardboard planks
  • Toy cars & trucks


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Processes
  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Problem Solving
  • Physical Sciences
    • Energy
    • Motion and Forces

Informal Categories

  • Games
  • Model Building
  • Toys


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



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