Ramps on the Light Table

By on December 02, 2013
Credit for this light table activity goes to four year old J.  He came up with it all on his own and it ended up leaving boys laughing hysterically.  They were just so excited about it all!  It was so simple, yet completely engaging for a toddler and a preschooler.  And it even gave us a chance to discuss and explore basic physics.

It all started when J did this...

J setting up some ramps on the light table from And Next Comes L

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J started building a ramp using translucent rulers by leaning them against our homemade color blocks.  He then started rolling some tube shots down his "slide," as he called it.

Building ramps on the light table from And Next Comes L

Line the up!  Let 'em go!

Building ramps on the light table from And Next Comes L

And watch them crash!

Building ramps on the light table from And Next Comes L

Like I mentioned, both boys thought that these ramps were an absolute blast!  And I loved watching them giggle like crazy time after time. 

Be sure to check out the rest of our light table activities here.

Ramps on the light table: simple science for toddlers and preschoolers from And Next Comes L

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