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Toys that Teach

by: Christine Herald

Using toys to teach basic physical science concepts is a great way to engage students through hands-on experience with familiar objects. This article contains several activities that use toys to help students investigate average speed, acceleration, wavelength, potential and kinetic energy, and the Law of Conservation of Energy. With a little imagination, you can teach just about any physics concept with a toy, and your students (literally) will have a ball.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2001Stock # ss01_025_02_26Volume 025Issue 02

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