“Why should young children play with ramps? Ramps are a STEM-based approach to engaging children in inquiry, problem solving, and active investigation of force and motion through the use of inclined planes and the movement of objects.
Ramps doesn’t involve a curriculum, but rather an approach to designing experiences that engage young children in creating and building ramp structures to move objects.
These experiences actively engage children in engineering design and scientific inquiry. As children have ideas about the structures they want to build and imagine the path of the object they want to move, they also utilize spatial thinking, an essential mathematical objective often ignored in early childhood, but essential in STEM thinking, as well as counting, measuring and comparing, and early data analysis.”
- Stem Learning for Young Children
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