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Experiment with ramp and cans. 

Bite-size classroom activities that support big science ideas relating to road safety.

Get students learning hands-on as they explore big science ideas with these engaging activities. 

  • Suitable for Years 1-10.
  • Printable instruction sheets.
  • Written by science education consultant Brigitte Glasson.

Each activity features concise online teacher support material:

  • NZ Curriculum links
  • Science concepts and capabilities
  • Possible learning objectives

Gravity and friction

Students develop their understanding of gravity and how friction slows things down, as they experiment with marbles, tin cans and bits and bobs like bubble wrap and sandpaper. 

A1 Marvelous Marbles - To Move or Not To Move

A2 Marvelous Marbles and Reliable Ramps

A3 Slippery Slopes and Cans On The Run

A4 Slippery Slopes and Rough Roads

A5 Gravity and Friction Finale

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