Playground Physics: On a Roll!

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STEAM - Science/Engineering
Illinois Early Learning Project

Tip Sheet - Many preschoolers like to play with things that roll. Rolling activities can be opportunities to explore principles of science and engineering. Children can investigate rolling objects on inclines such as sliding boards, ramps, chutes, and hillsides at a playground or park. The following activities can help address Illinois Early Learning and Development Benchmarks 11.A.ECc, 11.A.ECd, 11.A.ECg, 12.D.ECa, and 12.D.ECb.