This week we have been looking at science. Miss Mitrou explored ice and water and Mrs Clarke was looking at floating and sinking.
Today I was going to show you some forces.
Force is what makes things move. We looked at some simple forces during our toys topic, like shaking and rolling.
Using items at home you can try some of my ideas to explore what makes things move. Even just spending 5 minutes exploring these ideas can be fun…. I know everyone enjoyed rolling when we did it in class! So here are some ideas for rolling.
I made a video about ‘rolling’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmZkMH2K9ZY&feature=youtu.be&safe=active
You could look in your house for different things and find out whether they can roll? Rolling on a smooth surface things move faster, and on a bumpy surface outside (or carpet) things move slower? You might use a ramp to make things move faster.
But I have some other ideas you might want to explore using different forces. You can move items using blowing (using air to move things).
I made another wee video, this one is about ‘blowing’ .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpkJ-F2_elc&feature=youtu.be&safe=active
You can try blowing a paper ball. You can use a straw to blow. You can make a fan to move air and move the ball. Or get some help and use a hairdryer! What makes the paper ball move the most? Or just have fun blowing bubbles! These experiments are fun to do and help you understand how things move.
Make a fan activity. I made another video of me making a very simple fan – all you need is paper (and some pens if you want to decorate it). This might be useful when the weather is very hot too – you can use it to blow cool air on your face. It is a lovely sensory experience to feel the air!
Also there is a link below to some sesame street videos all about forces!
So lots of ideas to look at – maybe you would like to try one at home. Just to experience the different ways things can move….
The main thing is to have fun!