A little boy and his pet puppy Newton learn all about forces of motion during their everyday play. Rather than writing a traditional review, I thought I'd share some excerpts alongside photos of how we chose to demonstrate the principles in the book.
I rolled Newton's ball to him along the ground. As we played with the ball, here's what we found . . . The ball won't roll far in the rough, grassy yard.
It rolls much farther on a surface that's smooth and hard.
This gave me an idea I wanted to test.
I took out the red truck that I like the best.
I put down the truck on ground that was flat.
Until I would push, my truck stayed where it sat.
When I pushed my toy truck, it went really far.
But even my big push won't move my dad's car.
I realized at the end of the dayThank you to Sylvan Dell for the opportunity to review Newton and Me, which I honestly loved. And thank you for forgiving me my copious excerpting; it was too cute not to share. I am linking this post up with Science Sunday, Learning Laboratory, ABC and 123, and We Play.
that I learned some new things along the way . . .
Playing with Newton gave me the notion
that pushing and pulling are forces of motion.
Comment! Have you been up to any science-related learning this week?
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