- a few ramps set up around the room: a plank against a wall, a book slanted against a bookshelf, etc.
- chart paper, labeled “Ramps Around Us,” and a marker
Encourage children to use the words ramp, slanted, roll, and slide.
- Ask children to look around the room and see if they can spot things that look like ramps. Tell them that you’ve set up a few ramps, but there may be even more around the room. Ask children, How do you know this is a ramp?
- On chart paper, write down the name of the ramp and draw a picture of it. When children have found all the ramps you’ve set up, ask, What do all these ramps have in common? How are they different?