What to do with this activity?
Make your own cotton ball launcher from things you have around the house like cardboard tubes from toilet rolls, rubber bands, a pair of scissors, a short pencil, cotton buds and so on.
Have a look at the video above from Science Buddies for instructions.
Making it should be fun and then you can plan some simple games and experiments:
1) Who can send their cotton ball furthest?
2) Experiment with the angle of the launcher. If you tilt it up, does it send the cotton ball further?
One of the ways children learn is through play. A child who is playing is refining learning skills that continue to develop during childhood and beyond. Indoor and outdoor games are a great way of practising some of the reading, writing and number skills your child has learned.
Encourage your child to teach you a game – letting them teach you something is empowering for your child.
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