The Physics of Super Heroes!

We’ve been having such a blast with our Super Hero unit from Mother Goose Time! My boys love super heroes and love dressing up, so I knew this unit would be a hit. What I didn’t realize is how much they would actually LEARN! Being summer I thought maybe the curriculum would be a little light on the learning and more focused on fun. There has certainly been plenty of fun, but it has also included MGT’s normal dose of awesome learning!

Today we talked about Super Breath! 

What could you do if that was your super power? 

This led to a pretty great conversation with some pretty creative ideas. X decided not only could he MOVE things with his super breath, but he could create weather with his breath as well! I love how presenting Mother Goose Time concepts gets him really thinking and being creative!

Next we experiemented with our own Super Breath! 

This fun activity led to early physics concepts! Who would have thought, physics in preschool!! 

Is blowing with just your mouth or with the straw more effective? Why?

Is it easier to blow a feather or a cotton ball? Which travels further? Why?

This gave us some great opportunities to make and test a variety of hypothesis.

But of course it wouldn’t be a Mother Goose Time activity unless it incorporated more then one subject!

We practiced seeing how far we could make the cotton balls travel with one breath.

Then we measured how far they traveled!

I just love how many creative conversations this activity led us too and how many big concepts and skills we got to practice!

I received this month’s Mother Goose Time curriculum free of charge in exchange for sharing our experience and my opinions. All content and opinions are 100% mine and truly honest.

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