Today we had a little delay with the weather. Being in North Carolina, when it snows 1/3" - things are delayed, preschools are closed and Moms scramble! Originally growing up in upstate, it's funny to see the panic over a flake of snow!
To start, we built a catapult out of popsicle sticks, rubber bands and a plastic spoon. Easy peasy and the kids enjoyed making them. The directions for these are on the Wonderful Wednesday portion of the Teaching Plan.
We then took them into the gym and decided to try a couple different objects to launch from our spoon catapults.
Next we took plastic cups launchers (I made them by cutting off the bottoms of plastic cups and pulling a balloon tied off and cut then pulled over the mouth of the cup). I found directions at here. This made a "launcher" for our balls that had lots of potential energy!
No discussion involving kids, regarding kinetic and potential energy, would be complete without a demonstration of jumping jacks!
Te end, we played a game of Trivial Pursuit™ with the kids for CC Memory Work Review time, while they finished eating their snacks!
It was a wonderful Wednesday!
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