Why does a top spin differently than a ball ? How do they rotate in the first place? Yoyo is an introductory workshop explores the physics of simple toys that children play with everyday. At the workshop children will do experiments, discover things through games and even make up their own version of toys. While children will experiment, learn some physics and have fun, the key takeaways include developing
Confidence as a learner: Shift from I can’t do science to I can do Science
Open and positive mindset: Shift from ‘Physics is for Nerds and is full of math’ to ‘Physics is at home, school & even in toys, and it’s a lot of fun’
Context of what they are learning: Physics can explain the way they walk, the toys, cars and more. How Physics can help understand and make things
Curiosity & inquisitiveness: Look around the everyday things and ask or think about the physical working of them
Cilre focuses on empowering children to learn through these experiences. An introductory workshop such as this helps instigating these traits. Like any habit, they need to be practiced regularly to make it last.