Friday, December 12, 2008

A Lesson In Physics

Stinky is very interested in these magnets. I pulled these out to see if she was ready for them and she has really enjoyed them. She is amazed at how they stick together with such force. She puts one in one hand and the other in the other hand and slowly moves them towards each other. They are strong and immediately pull together leaving her hand in between. It took her a little while to figure out how to get her hand out between the two, but she is exploring the strength that the magnets have. I have put out other metal objects to see if she will explore the magnetic force against other items, but she isn't ready for that yet. At this time she is exploring the magnets as individuals, the experience as they connect and then their properties as a whole unit. It is never too early to begin exploring the properties of science. I look forward to using these magnets in many different activities that will prompt her to ask questions about the way the world works and to test the answers or suggestions she is given.

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