Science Toys Science toys help kids become interested in science, while also being a source of entertainment. They can plant the seeds for future scientific exploration and even a career in the sciences. In addition to being very educational, the right toy can mesmerize a child for hours as they learn how it works and figure out the nuances of its operation. It can definitely help give them that all important head start in school as they begin their studies in science. Science Fair Projects This is selection of ideas for 1st grade science fair projects with short project descriptions or examples as well as links to the actual science fair projects. Some of this ideas could also be used for 2nd and 3rd grades (and vice versa). Also some second grade science project ideas and third grade project ideas could be used in the first grade so check them out.
Science Classroom Lessons Snicker's Science Playdoh Mountains (Student worksheet provided) Ride the Rock Cycle Mighty Minerals (Student worksheets provided) Sand Hunt (Student worksheet provided) Simply Sediments (Student worksheet provided) Rock and Roll - Building Earthquake Proof Homes Plate Tectonics - Pick-A-Project (Student worksheet provided) Weather Lessons (Student worksheets provided) Don't miss ..."Digging Into Science - An exploration of paleontology" - Visit this area for details on creating a "dinosaur dig" for your students and an assortment of lesson to explore the world of dinosaurs and fossils! Visit my ISM Geology Online page for more lessons about rocks and minerals, such as GeoHunt, Sediment Sleuths, and Project Geode! Join the Middle School Earth Science E-group!
The 10 Best Educational YouTube Channels for Kids Once, the only “screen time” kids had was in front of the television. Today, kids still watch TV, but even cable TV offerings are limited. Kids are not likely to find a TV show instructing them on the finer points of making do-it-yourself (DIY) slime. There probably are few TV shows starring a child their exact age who shares the same obsession with the same boy band. Lego printer This is the home of the "lego felt tip 110". A fully working lego printer with driver for Mac OSX. Many people have asked for documentation, source code, instructions etc, so here it is. If you're wanting to make your own lego printer be aware that most of what I have done could be much more easily achieved with a lego mindstorms kit. If however like me, you like making things from scratch for the shear hell of it, read on. Original video if you don't know what I'm talking about...
Science definition - What is science? Science Definition The word science comes from the Latin "scientia," meaning knowledge. How do we define science? According to Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, the definition of science is "knowledge attained through study or practice," or "knowledge covering general truths of the operation of general laws, esp. as obtained and tested through scientific method [and] concerned with the physical world." What does that really mean? Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder Ever since purchasing my first tube bird feeder I've found myself constantly at war with squirrels. I've tried various strategies; baffles, elaborate ways of hanging feeders from trees, separate squirrel feeders, dousing the bird seed with a hot pepper wash, etc.. all of which proved to be ineffective. I love nature, however it got to a point where 14 squirrels were ravaging the bird seed a day, and I stopped feeding the birds.
NSTA Freebies for Science Teachers Graphite: Digital Resources Site Added: Dec 6, 2013 Graphite is a free online portal to help preK-12 educators find, use, and share the best digital apps, games, and websites for their students. Created by Common Sense Media with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the service contains objective ratings of apps and other digital learning resources from professional reviewers, along with reviews from dozens of “Graphite Educators,” teachers who are hand-picked by Common Sense Media. Graphite provides unbiased reviews of the learning potential of apps developed for a variety of platforms.
Master the Power: How to Shock People with Your Fingertips « Fear Of Lightning The circuit schematic is represented in the (incredibly detailed) drawing below: The generator charges you up like a capacitor, then when you come in contact with a grounded object (person), the voltage is discharged through them. I found it was best to put the generator, battery and switch inside an old shoe, like so (the "stripped" wire is ground): Of course, to get it inside the shoe it's necessary to do a little drilling... Once everything is installed, take some tin foil and fasten it to the bottom of the shoe, in contact with the stripped ground wire mentioned above. The picture also shows some copper foil, but any conductive metal will work.