Enrichment Activity for 5-11 11-14
- Level Elementary
What you need
- A wine glass (narrower towards the top)
- A Malteser
- Put the Malteser on the table and place the glass over it
- Wiggle the glass quickly with a circular motion and the Malteser will start to climb the sides of the glass
- Keeping wiggling, lift the glass off the table and the Malteser will stay inside!
Results and Explanation
The glass pushes inwards on the Malteser, forcing it to move in a circle rather than a straight line. But the angle of the glass means that it also pushes upwards on the Malteser, supporting its weight.