Fun with physics


is not just for the teens and adults! A great way to introduce physics to young children is through gravity and motion activities. By creating a little science experiment, you can provide extra opportunities to practice critical thinking skills, mathematical skills and motor skills.

Here’s an activity to try with your child:

Down goes the ball (age appropriate for 3+)

Materials needed: ball and a slide

Help your child place the ball at the top of the slide and watch it go down. Then try to roll ball back up the slide and observe what happens. Discuss why it’s easier to go down the slide but not up.


Age this activity down by focusing on the concepts of up and down. Identify when the ball is up and when the ball is coming down. Check your child’s understand by asking them to point to where the ball is and where it will go.

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