The Awesome Learners in second grade have begun to learn about force and motion. We learned about the two important forces of push and pull. This afternoon we created "zoomers", a classic toy played with a gentle pull of a string!
First we strung our strings through the center of a disk.
Then we tied the ends of our strings together.
Next, we practiced winding up the string and pulling at either end to hear a humming from the disk in the middle. It took practice but most of us were able to get it. The force of pull can be fun!