Visit Silver Lake Playground
Playgrounds are filled with science and physics - pendulums, ramps, levers, forces, gravity, friction, balance, etc. AAA State of Play does a beautiful job capturing, explaining, and providing wonderful examples of all of these elements on their site. A link to their playground science page is noted below in the related links section. So as you head off to the playground, prepare your future STEM-ologist to become a brilliant expert in physics. Ask him or her to identify all the things they see at the playground that is a part of science...and then ask them how they could make it even better! It's always fun to hear a kids answer to an open-ended science question. Their imagination could make them a nobel prize winner some day!
Silver Lake Playground
329, 303 Stockley St
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Street parking is a little tight. As an alternative, you can park at the junior high school and walk across the footbridge behind the school. The bridge is connected to the playground, but you have to drive a different way to get to the school. (That address is not noted here.)
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This playground has great shade!
There's an added bonus at this playground...the foot bridge. Not the bridge itself, but rather the body of water the bridge goes over is home to tons of turtles! As soon as anyone appears on the bridge, the turtles rush over to greet them. They are huge turtles and there are always so many. At certain times a year, you'll also be greated by some ducks. We could stand there for hours watching the wildlife.