Ramp it up!
WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN
Physical - Fine motor skills (rolling dough, pincer grasp)
Intellectual - Observing, hypothesising, comparing, infering
Emotional - Engagement, confidence
Social - Cooperation
3-4 years old
15 - 30 mins
What You Will Need
2 pieces of rectangular strips of papers (e.g. 2.5cm x 18cm)
Play-Doh or Soft clay
Paper (at least A3 size)
Learn to experiment with speed by using easily accessible materials.
Gather the materials.
Take a piece of plasticine or equivalent and roll it into a ball (estimated diameter of 2cm).
Take 1 rectangular strip of paper, secure the ends with a piece of scotch tape so that it forms a loop. Put the ball of plasticine into the paper loop.
Take another piece of rectangular strip of paper and loop it around the first loop perpendicularly. Secure the ends with a piece of tape. This loop
should secure the ball within the loop. The 2 paper loops should form a “cross” when viewed from the top. You have now finished forming your little vehicle!
Use the cardboard plank or equivalent to form a ramp.
Place your vehicle on top of the ramp (your vehicle should roll down the ramp). Change the gradient of the slope to observe whether your vehicle
rolls down faster or slower.