Older children can investigate more complex concepts such as friction and momentum.
- Observe friction by covering ramps or surfaces in different textures. Which surface lets cars go faster?
- Experiment with momentum by adjusting the angle of the ramp. Which ramp lets the car go farther?
Pro Tip: Let your child conduct a science experiment: measure the distance a car travels on smooth vs. bumpy surfaces or steep ramps vs. less sloped ramps. Compare and discuss the results with your child. Did it go as planned? Were there any surprises?