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Here are three little cars, each going on a journey.
For this activity, you will need three little cars.  We are going to see how far they can travel.
You might use a small wooden ramp, like this:
 

 
Or you could make one using materials you have got.
You may like to use a big slide, like this one:
 
 
 
If the ramp is wide enough, place all three cars at the top and LET GO!
Which went furthest?  How do you know?
How far did each one travel from the bottom of the slope?
What could you try next?


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