Rolling Along

What are wheels and why do they roll?

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: “What are wheels and why do they roll?”

Lesson details

Lesson by: Maggie

Estimated lesson duration: 30 - 40 min

Grade level: 12

Eddy experience

  • Projects guided by the parent

  • Home materials you already have

  • Follow from your phone

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What you’ll do

Exploring simple physics and Newton’s laws through art, movement, and experimenting. You and your learner will ponder wheels, frictions, and even gravity!

Questions you'll answer

  • How many things can you find that could act as a wheel?

  • Do these objects roll the same way?

  • Which shapes are easier to create?

  • What makes these shapes better at rolling?

  • Which shapes rolled the farthest?

What to prep

  • Floor space: Any open space will do, even the outside!

  • Building materials: Use furniture, sticks, or books to help create a small ramp.

  • 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.

  • Working speakers: Music is optional, but can add some fun to the experience.

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.

Rolling Along

What are wheels and why do they roll?

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