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Throw Your Weight Around


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Throw Your Weight Around

During this activity, learners take part in a variety of tasks which involve moving and balancing different body parts. Participants are exposed to basic concepts of gravity, motion and equilibrium, in ways that are physically challenging. Leaders can connect this activity to other forms of movement, such as figure skating, gymnastics and dance!

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English, Spanish

Materials List (per student)


  • small object
  • wall
  • straight-backed, armless chair

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
      • Muscles and Skin
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Perception
  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces
      • Gravity

Informal Categories


  • Games
  • Physical Activity
  • Sports and Exercise

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems

Other


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • WGBH

Source Collection:

  • FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, WGBH Educational Foundation, ©2006

Funding Sources:

  • National Science Foundation, 0452485
  • Public television viewers
  • The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation
  • Arby's
  • Greendog

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