A few plastic links borrowed from the baby, some twine, a loft and a pair of boots provided today's science experiment.
This is a snippet of our experiments with pulley systems today. My husband and son experimented with creating different pulleys, measuring the ratio between the amount of string it takes to pull a pair of boots and some other items 1 foot, discussing and playing with the weight to string(s) ratio.
Content Areas & Standards:
Science - simple machines, physics, leverage, scientific process
Math - measurement, ratios
Language Arts - vocabulary