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ERIC Number: EJ787966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Juggling Makes Physics Fun
Beck, Charles
Science and Children, v45 n7 p28-32 Mar 2008
We all hope our classrooms don't take on a circus-like atmosphere, but juggling can be an engaging way to introduce elementary physics to students. The very act of tossing and catching objects can help students to understand the basic physical principles involved in rotating a set of objects. This article suggests a variety of simple hands-on activities and demonstrations for introducing physical science concepts associated with juggling. In addition, students will learn the value of making predictions based on careful observations and repetitive findings--an essential characteristic of the scientific process. (Contains 4 figures and 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A