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ERIC Number: EJ1165523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Lego Car Race
Preston, Christine
Teaching Science, v63 n4 p4-9 Dec 2017
Familiar toys can be used to scaffold young children's learning about basic physics as well as guide scientific inquiry. Teachers looking for resources to engage young children and develop science inquiry skills need look no further than the toy box. In this two-part activity, children first construct a Lego® car and use it to explore the effects of large and small forces on its motion. Second, children engage in a guided investigation to compare the distance traveled by the car with different size wheels.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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