This activity set offers a brilliant way for children to notice how solids respond differently to stress, an important physics (and engineering) distinction.
First, encourage children to handle the items. Objects that do not change shape when handled are sorted under the “rigid” label. Those that do change shape are sorted under “plastic.” Those that change but then go back to their original shape are sorted under “elastic.”
This set corresponds to Solid, Rigid & Elastic Sorting
activity from Montessorian Meg Fedorowicz’s comprehensive guide to hands-on classroom physics, Nurturing the Young Scientist
. It’s never been easier to give children foundational science experiences that they can draw upon throughout their lives! Ages 3 - 8.
Set includes: 3 Durable, waterproof labels 2 Rigid items 2 Elastic items (with plenty of extra clay and wax sticks included) 2 Plastic items Plastic Box (B106) Presentation ideas