In this unit, children discover and explore two connecting themes; the properties and characteristic of balls (what they are made of, what shape they are, and what they can do, such as roll and bounce), and the things that affect the way balls behave. (force, gravity, friction, etc.) Ramps and tubes are also introduced, to allow exploration of different ball behaviors.
Balls are universal toys that all children come to school having played with. This module builds on that experience by asking children to extend their exploration of balls, how they roll and bounce, and what they do on ramps. Throughout the unit the children are engaged in exploration, discovery and problem solving.