Hanging Tubes with Multiple Openings
The implementation of the tenth inquiry involved children expanding on their exploration of the big idea "Where did it go?" The children wanted to study the motion of an object passing through another. In this activity the children explored and investigated tubes hung from the ceiling with several openings. The children tilted the tube a certain way to get the marble to come out of an opening. Some children did not like tilting the tube different way to get the marble to roll out and took the T tube apart. After taking the tube apart the children rolled the marble through the straight tube. Other children wanted the marble to stay in the tube and blocked the opening with their hands to keep the marble inside. The children had to problem solve to get the marbles out of the tubes. Some concepts the children learned during this activity include the concept of motion, cause and efface, fine motor skills and directionality.