This multiple surface ramp kit is a great classroom resource for Science investigations on forces, motion and friction.
The two double sided ramps feature four different surfaces:
The stand enables the ramp to be adjusted to five different heights enabling pupils to change the angle of the slope.
Robust and sturdy, the stand will not tip over and its compact design makes the ramp kit easy to store.
Ramp sizes approx 70cm x 18cm.
Science Curriculum Links
Year 3 - Forces
Pupils should be taught to compare how things move on different surfaces.
Notice that some forces need contact between two objects.
Year 5 - Forces
Identify the effects of friction.
Experience forces that make things begin to move, get faster or slow down.
Pupils should explore the effects of friction on movement and find out how it slows or stops moving objects.
Use the plain wooden ramp to explain the forces at work when a vehicle or object travels down a ramp.
Ramp Challenge - Can you defy the laws of gravity?
'WOW' your pupils and challenge them to get a simple round biscuit tin rolling up the ramp, instead of down it!
By placing a large weight or lump of plasticine in a simple round biscuit tin, you are able to get the tin to move up the ramp rather than down it, providing the weight is positioned at the top of the tin when placed on the ramp.
By marking the position of the weight on the outside of the rim, you will know where the weight is when the tin is shut.
Simply place the tin on the ramp and watch in amazement as the tin rolls up the ramp, rather than down it!
Ask the children to predict why the tin is defying the laws of gravity? Is it a magnet? Could it be the school hamster?
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