- Anything that could be used as a ramp: cookie sheet, cardboard box, cutting board, shelf, piece of wood, etc.
- Books or blocks to prop up the ramp (a step ladder works well too)
- Anything that can roll or slide down the ramp
Participants: This activity is intended for adult/child interaction (or adult assistance for set up followed by independent play).
A ramp is an incline plane, or a simple machine with a flat surface that has one end higher than the other.
- Set up your ramp.
- Experiment with different heights, lengths, and widths of ramps.
- Experiment with different objects to roll or slide down the ramp.
Questions for experimenting:
- Do some things go faster or slower than others?
- What happens if you raise the height?
- What happens if you lower the height?
- What else have you noticed?
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