• Science
    balance
     
    Our second science kit of the year is Balance & Motion.
     
     
    Your child will be able to:
     
     
    • Understand that objects can be balanced in many ways.

     

    • Understand that counterweights can help balance an object.

     

    • Understand that a stable position is one that is steady; the object is not falling over.

     

    • Understand that the way an object balances can be changed by counter weighting.

     

    • Understand that the position of an object can be described by relating its location to another object.
     
    • Understand that a mobile is a system of balanced beams and objects.
     
    • Understand that objects and systems that turn on a central axis exhibit rotational motion.

     

    • Understand that the amount and position of mass affect how an object rotates.

     

    • Understand that a push or pull (a force) is needed to initiate rotational motion in objects and systems.
     
    • Understand that things move in many different ways.

     

    • Understand that wheels and spheres roll down a slope.

     

    • Understand that axles support wheels.

     

    • Understand that wheel-and-axle systems with wheels of different sizes roll toward the smaller wheel.

     

    • Understand that the amount and location of an added weight can change the way a system rolls.