This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to experiment with the force of gravity and test out what happens to objects when using more or less force.
- Tennis ball
- Ping-pong ball
- Tennis or badminton racket
Participants: This activity is intended for adult/child interaction.
- Go outside and ask your child to try hitting each ball straight up in the air using the racket.
- Next, try hitting each ball as far in the distance as possible with the racket.
- Ask: which ball takes more force to hit, the tennis ball or the ping-pong ball? Why? How far can you hit each ball? Did you have to hit one with more force than the other? Why?