MacTac Toss -
Weight, density, gravitational force, and surface area. Those were the topics brought about during today's activity. Sneaking science into everyday adventures is such a fun way of learning. Of course, as always, go with the flow and what your kiddos are interested in. To be honest, in our household, many of topics probably goes right over her head, but the most important thing is that her curiosity grows.. I ask questions such as "do you think a heavier or lighter object will go further when you throw it?". She forms hypothesises, and we test them out. If she doesn't want to make an educated guess, we still experiment and see what results we conclude. What they learn is important, no doubt. But what's more important is that they never lose the thirst to continue learning!
- MacTac vinyl (if you don't have it, use the sticky side of packing tape)
- Painter's tape - Objects of various sizes and weight (Eg. Cheerios, pom poms, marshmallows, ping pong balls)
1. Adhere MacTac, sticky side out, to the wall using painter's tape.
2. Introduce the activity to child, ask lead questions to spark their thinking such as heavy vs. light, "how hard do you have to throw the object to make it stick to the wall?", "What object do you think will stick or won't stick? Why do you think that?". 3. Explore away!
Enrichment Ideas: Tone this activity down to younger ones by placing MacTac on the floor and rolling objects, such as balls and cars, over top. Use movement words such as "rolling", "stuck", "pull", "put", "place" for babies. Start building that vocab 😁
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