Thursday, March 14, 2013

Physics- Play with Pendulums

An exciting new project we are working on in Kinderarten is Pendulums. After a brief introduction to the concept I left the class to experiment with different types of pendulums I had made with recycled objects. They had lots of time to work with partners and independently. We are learning so much about motion, gravity, speed and forces.
 Blowing the pendulum back and forth.
Experimenting to see what the impact of different weights inside the pendulum is.
 Building a tower to knock down.
 Table pendulums.
5,4,3,2,1,0! Miguel getting ready to send his pendulum off.

It missed that time! 
Kimberly building on the step up to the classroom
 At the end of the activity we tucked the pendulums away in our room. We plan on doing lots more exploration and experimenting!

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