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Fulcrum, Levers, Archimedes Cataputs. Clouds and rainbows lesson. Fire & its properties. Light (including UV) Floating and sinking. Sound. Gravity. The physics of music and dance. Magnus effect- great to show sporty kids too. Water, Ice and its properties. Electricity and magnetisim. Flying, Forces, motion. The Science of the Water Bottle Flip. Water Jelly Crystals. Balloon Skewer - The Lab. BBC Radio Cambridgeshire - Naked Scientists, Brick vs Tennis Ball. Make a Cloud at Home - Cool Science Experiment! Misconceptions About Temperature. Balancing Brooms - finding the centre of mass. Listen Now Download as mp3 from the show Should I Lie Down to Tan?

Balancing Brooms - finding the centre of mass

What you Need What to do Point the index fingers of both hands and hold your hands apart but parrallel. Get someone to balance the broom horizontally on your two index fingers, making sure you keep them level. Now gently move your fingers together. What may happen You should find that as long as you keep your fingers level the broom stays balanced, even as they get very close together. Why does it happen? When you start off holding the broom inevitably one finger will be closer to the centre of mass than the other. This means that more of the weight will be sitting on the closer finger, so it must be pushing upwards harder.

Experiment: Cricket Stump Pulleys - MacDiarmid Institute. Inspire Her Mind. Science There’s a young 4-year old girl shuffling through a chest full of various dress-up clothes.

Inspire Her Mind

The copy asks: Does dress-up determine her future? Scroll to the left, and the girl picks up a princess dress from the chest. She walks over to a mirror and holds the dress in front of her. Teaching with TLC: 10 ways to make physical science FUN! This month we've been completing lots of physical science lessons that my kids do not want to put down.

Teaching with TLC: 10 ways to make physical science FUN!

I just love it when they are hooked on learning! My kids have been learning all about simple machines, matter, and electricity from the best science teachers at the Edison Home. What better place to learn about science than Edison's home! A big thank you to the wild wizards there! They did a super job setting the stage for further science lessons. As you may already know, I REALLY like hands-on learning because those are the lessons that make learning stick. We watched Bill Nye, The Science Guy teach about Atoms in this great video! The kids used cereal to model the different spacing of atoms in matter. We made a 3-D atom using an orange, candy, and toothpicks. Here my boys are watching the video that is mentioned above. The teacher in the video had them make negatively charged and positively charged atoms.

Bernouilli's Flying Toilet Paper and Floating Beach Balls. TryEngineering. Lesson Focus Lesson focuses on the engineering behind keeping food and other items cool.


Students work in teams to develop a system to make an insulated liquid container that will keep chilled water as cool as possible for an hour using everyday items. Students will need to devise a way to have a thermometer rest in the water and be able to read the temperature throughout the hour. They plan their design, execute and test their system and share their experiences with the class. Age Levels: Objectives Learn about insulation, heat transfer, and vacuums.Learn about engineering design and redesign.Learn how engineering can help solve society's challenges.Learn about teamwork and problem solving. Anticipated Learner Outcomes As a result of this activity, students should develop an understanding of: insulationvacuumheat transferengineering designteamwork Lesson Activities Resources/Materials Teacher Resource Documents (attached)Student Resource Sheet (attached)Student Worksheets (attached)

Physicists Achieve Quantum Teleportation of Photon Over 25 Kilometers. For the first time, a team of physicists have successfully teleported a quantum state of a photon to a crystal over 25 kilometers away through a fiber optic cable.

Physicists Achieve Quantum Teleportation of Photon Over 25 Kilometers

This effectively showed that the photon’s quantum state, not its composition, is important to the teleportation process. The team was led by Nicolas Gisin of the University of Geneva and the results were published in the journal Nature Photonics. With this new paper, Gisin’s team has successfully squashed the previous record they set a decade ago by teleporting a quantum state of a proton 6 kilometers. The quantum state of the photon is able to preserve information under extreme conditions, including the difference between traveling as light or becoming stored in the crystal like matter. The photon’s state acts as information that can be teleported along great distances using the optical fiber, and can be stored within the crystal. Read this next: Your Brain Can Make Decisions During Sleep. For the Love of Physics (May 16, 2011) Physics. KS2 Bitesize Science - Physical processes. Symphony of Science - the Quantum World!

Physics. Demos - Demonstration ideas for teaching physics and physical science.