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Ecosystems for Kids - Science Games and Videos Ecosystems for Kids An ecosystem is a community of living and non-living things that function together. Within an ecosystem, organisms are interdependent and adapted to the environment. Ecosystems can be as large as a desert or a sea or as small as a tree or a pond. Examples of ecosystems are coral reefs, rainforests, deep seas, deserts, tundra, savanna and urban centers like our cities.

Wind Turbine - Museum of Science and Industry Build a wind turbine to generate electricity and explore energy transformation. Materials Three PVC pipes, one about 30 cm long and the others at least 15 cm longThree PVC T-jointsOne PVC elbow jointMotorWire (about two feet long)Wire cuttersHub (available from Kid Wind Project)Wood dowelsMultimeterAlligator clipsScissorsTapeHair dryer or fanMaterials for blades, such as balsa wood, aluminum foil, construction paper, popsicle sticks, etc. Lawrence Hall of Science - 24/7 Science Welcome to Twenty Four Seven Science! Activity Collections View All Roller Coaster - Museum of Science and Industry Learn about energy as you send a marble through a roller coaster that you design. Materials Marbles or small balls About 6 feet of flexible tubing, such as ¾-inch foam pipe insulation Masking tape Plastic cup Scissors Various supports, such as boxes, paper towel tubes or books

The Best Edible Science Experiments You'll Actually Want to Eat Hands-on science experiments and projects are always a hit with kids, in the classroom and at home. Want to make them even better? Make them delicious, too! There are plenty of food and kitchen science projects out there, but not all of them are exactly tasty. That’s what sets this list apart from the rest: These edible science projects are actually good enough to eat! Hands on Engineering STEM Projects for Kids and Students AdWords We use AdWords to deploy digital advertising on sites supported by AdWords. Ads are based on both AdWords data and behavioral data that we collect while you’re on our sites. The data we collect may include pages you’ve visited, trials you’ve initiated, videos you’ve played, purchases you’ve made, and your IP address or device ID. This information may be combined with data that AdWords has collected from you.

Optics: Light, Color, and Their Uses Educator Guide Product Type: Educator GuideAudience: Educators, Informal EducationGrade Levels: K-12Publication Year: 2000Product Number: EG-2000-10-64-MSFCSubjects: Physical Science The guide contains color and light activities using lenses, prisms and mirrors to create telescopes, periscopes, microscopes and kaleidoscopes. Other activities include finding focal length and understanding reflection, refraction and diffraction. Activities are marked by grade level. Optics Educator Guide [6MB PDF file] Physics & Physical Science Demos, Labs, & Projects for High School Teachers This site is designed to help physics teachers share their ideas. Many of us are the sole physics teacher in their school. It’s nice to know there are others out there to help develop experiments and demonstrations. I will be listing many of my demos and activities along with a commentary on what works and what doesn’t.

You'll Flip Over Forces & Motion Submitted by Heidi BaitzLudlow Elementary SchoolLudlow, Vermont Digital Wish Grant Does Your Classroom Flip? “We are Newtonians, fervent and devout, when we speak of forces and masses, of action and reaction; when we say that a sports team has momentum, when we note the inertia of a tradition or bureaucracy; and when we stretch out an arm and feel the force of gravity all around, pulling earthward.” James Gleick Overview:This intensive course, designed specifically for K-8 teachers, will focus on forces and motion as understood through Newton’s Laws of Motion. Conceptual and quantitative understanding plus applications to many areas of our lives will be emphasized through inquiry, learning cycles, and the use of science notebooks.

Clearest Way to Teach Moon Phases...EVER! I originally found an idea similar to this online and I knew that I had to immediately make a run to the Dollar Tree and rummage through our science storeroom to collect the needed supplies to make this. Essentially, this Moon Phase board allows students to visualize and better understand the cause of moon phases and comprehend the 2 different views that are often given on a diagram (view from space and view from the Earth). Up to this point, I've done a Lunar Lollipop Investigation, which I thought was great, but this beats it by a long shot! A large majority of my students don't really understand why the lit part of the moon doesn't face the sun on part of the view as seen from Earth on every moon phase diagram (see below). Even though I give many different examples and explanations, I still see a puzzled look on several of the students' faces. I really think this method will clear it up for even those puzzled kiddos.

BumperDucks Note: The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to play this game on the web. Please enable your Flash settings on your web browser. For issues with Google Chrome or Chromebook, please see Google Chrome Help. We recommend using another browser, such as Firefox, or downloading to a mobile device with the links below. These ducks need your help! Water Cycle in a Bag Activity for ages 3 to 7. I’m always on the lookout for simple, fun kids’ science activities so when I ran across this water cycle in a bag I couldn’t wait to give it a try. It was a quick prep activity that had a big payoff – my boys watched the water do its thing for days.