Insight - Balls and Ramps

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Grade: K
Type: Physical Science
This module builds on children's prior experiences with balls and how they move. Children focus on two themes: the properties and characteristics of balls and some of the factors that affect the way balls behave. 

Children begin by comparing how a wide variety of balls roll and bounce; next make their own balls out of clay and many other materials; and then explore the movement of different balls as the balls roll down ramps, through tubes, and around bends.

The PISCES Project is a program of SDSU, SDSA, and SDCOE

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National Science Foundation
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Richard D. Winter Jr. Matching Gift || A generous gift from the Edgar Hardy Family || The San Diego Foundation's Reuben H. Fleet Discretionary Fund & Colonel Frank C. Wood Memorial Fund || Todd and Mari Gutschow Family Foundation || Anne Prause Blue || Proxima || Marilyn and Martin Colby