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STEAM@Home: Flick Your Wrist--Experimenting with Frisbee Throws

By Cambridge STEAM Initiative

Frisbee and Dog

What can you make your Frisbee do? Test out each idea in the data sheet and try your own. Keep track of your observations.

This is an ongoing program.

Contact

Barb MacEachern
Program Quality Manager, Cambridge STEAM Initiative

Sharlene Yang
Director, Cambridge STEAM Initiative

Additional information

Materials: 

If you don't have a Frisbee or flying disc, you can make your own:

This activity supports the practice of these STEAM Habits of Mind: Engage & persist, observe, reflect, stretch & explore.

Tips for Supporting Your Children's Learning

Get your child actively involved in their own learning and having their questions drive the learning. Let them observe and figure out, and try to hold back from answering questions for them. Instead, try to ask: What do we know? What else can we find out? How might we figure that out? Don't be afraid to ask your child questions.  Also, don't be afraid to say "I don't know--let's find out together!" as a way to respond to their questions.  Here's an article to help you support this kind of learning:  Of the Value of Saying I Don’t Know

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Want to learn more about how Frisbees fly?

More hands on activities and learning opportunities:

More STEAM@Home suggestions! 

STEAM Habits of Mind - observe, reflect, engage & persist, stretch & explore, imagine, develop craft

Location

Find a wide open space like a sports field. 

For whom

Ages 8 to Adult. Grades 3rd grade through 12th grade.

Free!

Contact us for more information.

No application or registration needed.

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