Creating Chemistry

Albert Einstein is credited with saying, “Play is the highest form of research.” If that is the case, then our nation’s playgrounds are our most important laboratories. Playgrounds offer children challenge, excitement, and a place for strenuous physical activity that health experts tell us is vitally important. Playgrounds are a place to test physical limits, interact socially in coordinated play, and learn first-hand the implications of the laws of physics. Like most laboratories, playgrounds are risky places, but that is …


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One comment on “Creating Chemistry

  1. Scott Burton on said:

    Good article, but I have a few clarifications to make;
    1) There are numerous states with laws regarding playground safety, California being the most recognized to comply with all “playground related” ASTM Standards and CPSC Guidelines. There are 18 other states
    with varying laws.

    2) IPEMA does not certify products according to the CPSC Guidelines, and covers almost all of the F1487 Standard.

    3) Adjacent components where one or both is higher than 30 inches (not 24 inches) trigger overlapping use zone rules.

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