What you’ll need
A piece of cardboard
Books or boxes for stacking
Toy cars, marbles, or other objects that roll
Ask About Today
What’s your favorite fast animal?
est. 30 min
The World’s Fastest Runners
Which animal is the fastest runner? Let’s find out!
The Fastest Animal on Earth
A peregrine falcon can reach speeds up to 240 miles per hour. That’s way faster than you’ll ever go in a car, even on the highway. Learn more about these super fast flyers in this episode of Wild Kratts!
Want to Race?
Formula E cars are some of the fastest race cars ever made—and they run on electricity, not gas. Want to go for a ride?
An Easy Way to Go Fast
If you want to go fast, you might want to use a ramp to help you speed up! Let’s learn all about ramps with Milo the Monster.
est. 20 min
It’s time to find out what’s fastest!
Help your camper set up a simple ramp using a piece of cardboard and a few books or boxes. You may want to fold up the edges of the cardboard to create railings and make the ramp stiffer.
Pair up toy cars, marbles, balls of Play Doh, or anything else that rolls for a race down a ramp. Which car is the fastest? Is a ball of Play Doh faster or slower than a regular ball or marble? What’s the very fastest thing you have? And what happens if you change how steep the ramp is?
est. 5 min
Bessie dreams of riding her bike with the boys after school, but they tell her she is not fast enough. What do you think happens next? Find out in Fast Enough by Joel Christian Gill.
est. 5 min
Time to Move Fast (and Slow!)
Get moving fast and slow with PBS Kids!