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This Week in the Wonder Ground:

Big Idea: The way to change how something moves is to give it a push or a pull. Activity: We challenged kids to use a variety of materials to move toy cars across different surfaces. They used string and rubber bands to pull cars along the floor. They used straws to blow on their cars, […]

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This Week in the Wonder Ground: Move It!

This week’s Big Idea: Motion is movement. Activity 1: We were motion detectives this week in the Wonder Ground. We went around the room asking kids act out a motion they like to do with their bodies. Then they described how they do the motion and drew a picture of it. Activity 2: Next we […]

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This Week in the Wonder Ground: Sound Changes

This week’s Big Idea: Change the vibration, change the sound. This week we learned that a high-pitched sound has a different vibration than a low-pitched sound. First, we used our voices. We placed our hands on our throats, and felt the vibrations our vocal chords made when we spoke. Then I asked the kids to […]

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This Week in the Wonder Ground: How Sound Travels

This week’s Big Idea: Sound travels through some materials better than others. Last week we explored how sound travels through air and water. This week we explore how sound travels through other materials like metal, rubber, carpet, and plastic. Activity:  First, we laid out a smörgåsbord of stuff to explore. On one side, we had […]

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