Picking Up

How can we make it easier to lift objects off the ground?

Project Summary

Discover project-based experiences for ages 3-6, guided by you, the instructor. You and your learner will engage in conversation and activities to find the answer to the question: “How can we make it easier to lift objects off the ground?”

Lesson details

Lesson by: Maggie

Estimated lesson duration: 25 - 35 min

Eddy experience

  • Projects guided by the parent

  • Home materials you already have

  • Follow from your phone

  • Projects sent to your email

What you’ll do

Let’s be sailors (or pirates) on a boat. Sailors need to lift anchors, carry treasure, and load supplies onto their ships. You and your learner will act as sailors to lift anchors and use rope to make a machine called a pulley.

Questions you'll answer

  • How can we make it easier to lift objects off the ground?

  • What happens if you change where on the object you tie the rope?

  • What kind of objects are easier to pull up?

  • Does the rope make it easier to pull into the ship?

  • What can we do to make lifting things off the ground easier?

What to prep

  • Newspaper: To make a hat big enough to wear.

  • Chair: The higher the chair, the bigger the ship!.

  • Blankets: Any size will work.

  • Large pillows: A soft pillow from the couch or bed.

  • Rope or string: Any long piece of rope or string you can use to pull.

  • Household items of varying size and weight: Pillow, book(s), cans of food, jugs of water, stuffed animals, backpack

  • Internet access: You’ll need the internet to browse the activity.

  • Charged your device: You will be guiding your learner using your phone so you’ll need enough battery for 30-40 min.

Meet your teacher

Maggie Stein

Maggie - @maggie.stein

Teaching for 6 years

Maggie Stein is an educator and learner, currently working as a Pre-K teacher in Casablanca, Morocco at an international school. Born and raised in New York City, she grew up in parks and museums, out and about exploring the city. Maggie attended Gettysburg College for her undergraduate degree where, surrounded by American History, she studied Education and Folklore Literature. After four years, she missed New York City and returned home to attend Bank Street College of Education where she earned her Master’s in Museum and Childhood Education. Maggie leads her own classroom and Museum tours with the same values in which she was raised – to ask questions, to create, and to find out more.

Picking Up

How can we make it easier to lift objects off the ground?

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