balancing, tacit knowledge and teamwork : "we can know more than we can tell"
I love these examples of children spontaneously testing theories together. Tacit knowledge is defined as knowledge that is difficult to share in a written or verbal form. The famous quote by Michael Polanyi, (who coined the phrase) is "we can know more than we can tell". Here is the understanding of weight and balance embedded in the physical actions of the children. These boys were feeling the physics concepts they were exploring with their bodies. This is truly learning through play.