Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

• Ma2/3.1a choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); using rulers
• Sc2/1.1 asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
• Sc2/1.3 performing simple tests
• Sc2/1.4 identifying and classifying
• Sc2/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
• Sc2/1.6 gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
• Sc2/3.1b compare how things move on different surfaces

## How do I use these activities?

This activity is a perfect opportunity for your child to learn about how different surfaces can affect the movement of a toy car. By measuring the distance the car travels across various surfaces, your child can make observations and draw conclusions about the effects of friction and other factors on the car's movement. Here are some tips to help you and your child get the most out of this activity:

Firstly, it is essential to choose surfaces that are safe and appropriate for your child to use. For example, you might use a wooden floor, a tile floor, and a patch of grass outside. Encourage your child to make predictions about how the car will perform on each surface. What factors do they think will affect the car's movement?

Then, have your child record their results on the investigation sheet provided. This will help them keep track of their observations and draw conclusions about what they have learned. After the activity is complete, discuss the results with your child. Ask them what they noticed about how the car performed on each surface, and see if they can explain why they think this happened. This can help reinforce their understanding of the concepts involved.

Overall, this activity is an excellent way to encourage your child's curiosity and help them learn about the scientific method. Have fun exploring the world of physics together!

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