Lesson by: Maggie
Estimated lesson duration: 25 - 35 min
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What you’ll do
You will explore force and friction by sliding your way through a maze! Like a penguin on ice, how fast can you move if there is friction?
Questions you'll answer
What is Friction?
What materials cause less friction?
Why do some materials have a lot of friction and why do some have less?
What to prep
Pillows: A standard bed pillow works best.
Blankets: Any blanket will do.
Magazines and books: Both hardcover and paperback.
Charge your device: Make sure you're fueled up!
Toys: Any toys will work.
Meet your teacher
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.
Slipping and Sliding
What is friction?
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