Make a Bouncing Polymer Ball You can use chemistry to make your own bouncing ball. Once you understand the basic technique, you can alter the recipe for the ball to see how the chemical composition affects the bounciness of the ball, as well as other characteristics. Ingredients: borax, cornstarch, white glue & water.
DIY ball run/gravity demo. Older kids could be challenged to create a gravity run that takes the longest without stopping, or whatever criteria your group needs to focus on. Do include data collection such as time recording as they work through their project! You'd probably have to do a smaller version for the classroom if your space is as tight as mine.
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We recently spoke with a few teachers on how they bring important content learning & investigations to outdoor play. This teacher introduced predicting & graphing on the playground! During a study of balls, each child was invited to choose a ball from the classroom that he/she predicted would roll down the slide. Using chart paper & photographs of the individual balls, children were able to then document their findings after testing their predictions. How have you introduced graphing…