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What Goes Up...


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What Goes Up...

In this activity about gravity (page eight of the pdf), learners will very simply explore how gravity affects objects using balls and toys. They will also explore the different forces they can use in order to make objects move. This is an excellent activity to connect science with something with which the students play with every day. For slightly older children, you can also discuss potential and kinetic energy. This activity is best done outside or in a wide open space.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Various Balls
  • Various Other Toys

Subjects


  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces
      • Gravity

Informal Categories


  • Outdoor Activity
  • Physical Activity
  • Toys

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • be mobile

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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  • Free access

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Source Collection:

  • Field Trips & Group Visits

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, COSI Columbus, ©2009

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