Baseball Science


You will need a couple different types of balls, a baseball, soccer ball, tennis ball basketball, etc. Make a small ramp in an open area of the classroom or outside (weather permitting). Ask the children which ball will go faster down the ramp. Then let them experiment with the different balls.


Ball Bounce:

Use different sports balls like a tennis ball, basketball, baseball, kickball, golf ball, football, etc. Let the children first predict how high they think each ball might bounce and record their answer. Then bounce the balls and record the actual height that they bounced. This allows children to make their own predictions and immediately see the results. It’s great fun.


You will need a couple different types of balls, a baseball, soccer ball, tennis ball basketball, etc. Make a small ramp in an open area of the classroom or outside (weather permitting). Ask the children which ball will go faster down the ramp. Then let them experiment with the different balls.


Take a baseball and cut the outside with scissors. Have children explore the texture, color, and weaving of the ball.

Share an idea you have used in your classroom or at home that pertains to this theme.