A week of STEM: Force and Motion

Monday, November 20, 2017

I love science in Kindergarten! The excitement on their faces is the cutest because they’ve never seen these activities before. So, here’s some simple and fun force and motion experiments to have fun with your kiddos.

1. Ramps

We used tissue boxes and marker boards. Super simple. Each table got multiple boxes and boards to try and make them as long and/or y’all as they could. We tied yarn around the car to work on push/pull.

2. Pulleys

This activity required some yarn and a few light weight buckets. We also added blocks for weight and watched how it affected the yarn.

3. Pom Pom Poppers
These were much harder to make than I anticipated. I made them on my prep and let partners explore them by seeing who could pop their pompom the farthest. 

4. Catapults

We made catapults out of rubber bands and popsicle sticks. 

5.  Balloon race

I don’t have pictures of this one but essentially. Balloon, yarn and a piece of paper (or straw.) We got into groups and raced our balloons. Kids loved it. 

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