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ERIC Number: EJ1142174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Try This: Parachute Drop
Preston, Christine
Teaching Science, v63 n1 p5-8 Mar 2017
If you think of play as "the work of children" (Whitebread, Basilio, Kuvalja & Verma, 2012) then toys are surely the "tools of their trade". The involvement of scientific principles in how they work makes certain toys ideal stimuli for science investigations. This article describes a practical investigation suitable for young children to help them understand some of the factors that influence how things move. The activity involves exploring a readily available toy: the Parachute Launcher.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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