This is an activity in which learners explore the effects of gravity, motion and momentum while creating art. By rolling a golf ball in paint, placing construction paper in a tray, tilting the tray and moving the golf ball around, learners will experience and experiment with color, motion and gravity. Raising or lowering any side of the tray creates an inclined plane affecting the speed of the ball. Learners can see the effect of friction (the paint) and how it slows the ball; the more paint, the slower the rolling. The final painting creates a visual representation of their exploration.


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