Pulleys and Pendulums
The children figured out how a pulley system works one morning.
The first pulley was a great exercise and example of how we can manipulate movement.
Another idea on how we manipulate movement is the "wrecking ball".
Above one child holds the wrecking "ball" while another holds the string.
It was a exellent problem solving activity because the children needed to make sure the wrecking ball wasn't too high or too low. They also needed to make sure to "aim".
The wrecking ball activity was a great exercise in cause and effect and pendulum painting was a great way to visualize the movement.
The swinging of the pendulum faster and slower made drastic lines and drips of paint on the paper.
And it was really fun!