Science at Play
The children at Dragonfly's Early Learning at Coolum Beach, are naturally motivated and placed into a beautiful outdoor environment that encourages play. A play-based program builds on this motivation, using play as a context for learning. In this context, children can explore, experiment, discover and solve problems in imaginative and playful ways.
A play-based approach involves both child-initiated and teacher-supported learning. The teacher encourages children’s learning and inquiry through interactions that aim to stretch their thinking to higher levels.
This week the children built ramps on which to run their toys. Kids love to send cars down ramps.
Were you aware that this provides an awesome science lesson for kids? Yes, this play-based game is a science lesson! This physics activity is a fun way to introduce friction, ramps and angles to kids through hands-on play.
Such fun to determine which ramp is faster?..... Which angles are faster?...... Which cars are faster?.... Which cars are heavier...lighter?. This is a great way to get them thinking about how things move. Such a good opportunity to introduce a science lesson as they discuss their results, unknowingly.
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