Here at STEAM Saturday, we want to make the sciences fun. Did you know that the laws of physics apply to everything, including outdoor play?
Inertia, gravity and friction are all at work on the playground.
The next time your child is on a swing, you can talk about Newton's First Law: "a body in motion remains in motion, a body at rest remains at rest, unless acted upon by force." The full experiment and several other experiements with playgound physics can be found here.
If you really want to be a star-student, check out the physics of bouncing on a pogo stick here.