Exploring the Magnetic Chalkboard
Children were very enthusiastic about returning to this experience today. The children explored how the angles of the ramps affected speed and direction. Visibility also became a factor as children realized they couldn't always see a ball as it passed through an opaque tunnel.
C.C. - We need the ramps. But where will it land? Can we use a harder ball?
Elle - Can we have a tunnel?
C.C. Let's try a short tunnel.
Maxon works on a new ramp.
C.C. - Good idea, Maxon. You have such good ideas.
The children make a new system that uses only ramps and not tunnels.
Lochie - (Adjusting the angle of the ramp.) We have to do it like this so it's fast.
C.C. - (Skipping two of the ramps) When we do it this way, it goes all the way, but when we start at the top it goes this way.
Jack - (Placing a tube at a sharp angle). It goes here and all the way down and gets caught so it doesn't go too fast to see.
Nora - Oh, this is neat! I'm sending a ball down!
Jack - No, wait. I'm still testing it!
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