In preschool, the children were challenging themselves by pushing their cars down the slide.
After observing the children and listening to their ideas, Mrs Cartwright then had an idea and suggested to the children that they could use a chalk line to show how far each car went.
The children were then trying to see which car had travelled the furthest! This child initiated activity led to great conversations about measuring and distance. We used the words far, furthest, measure and distance to describe how far the cars travelled. We talked about pushing the car or just letting it go to see if that made a difference to how far the car travelled. After using the cars the children then decided to test balls!
This was a great example of how children in preschool can lead their own learning through play and exploring, with just a little bit of guidance and support from the adults. Fantastic scientific and mathematical thinking preschool!