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West Point Bridge Design Contest

West Point Bridge Design Contest

Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab Making borax crystals | the tesserae Science is my son’s favorite subject; math is his second. He wants to be an engineer (preferably robotics) when he “grows up.” People have told me that he is on the right track with liking and doing well in both of those subjects. He loves science and doing science experiments is his favorite part of homeschooling. Over the past weeks, we have been studying chemistry. The experiment is from 501 Science Experiments. It is a very simple and easy experiment. borax powder laundry booster (3 tbsp.)hot water (1 cup)glass jar1 popsicle stickcotton string (I used floral wire)pipe cleaner/chenille stick (I used ‘eyelash’ yarn)food coloring (optional)scissors Steps: 1.Dissolve 3 tablespoons of borax powder in 1 cup of boiling water. 2.Tie the string or wire around the center of a popsicle stick. 3. Doing crystal experiments is very common, and everyone can get different results based on what kind of material they use. Like this: Like Loading...

Einstein’s Secret to Amazing Problem Solving (and 10 Specific Ways You Can Use It) Einstein is quoted as having said that if he had one hour to save the world he would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem and only five minutes finding the solution. This quote does illustrate an important point: before jumping right into solving a problem, we should step back and invest time and effort to improve our understanding of it. Here are 10 strategies you can use to see problems from many different perspectives and master what is the most important step in problem solving: clearly defining the problem in the first place! The Problem Is To Know What the Problem Is The definition of the problem will be the focal point of all your problem-solving efforts. What most of us don’t realize — and what supposedly Einstein might have been alluding to — is that the quality of the solutions we come up with will be in direct proportion to the quality of the description of the problem we’re trying to solve. Problem Definition Tools and Strategies 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Learning Simple Machines: 4 Tricks to Help Your Children | Articles by Homeschoolers for Homeschoolers What exactly are simple machines? How do they work? And how do you make learning simple machines easy for your children? Learning simple machines can be accomplished by using common examples to help your child comprehend these basic scientific concepts. Any physical machine makes work easier to accomplish. Simple, physical machines make work easier by multiplying either the force on the object or the distance involved. Depending upon your reference, simple machines can be classified into many categories, but the two basic groupings are levers and inclined planes. Most ordinary hand tools are composed of simple, physical machines. You can use every day examples to aid your children in learning simple machines. Lorie Moffat has 20 years of teaching experience in both public school classroom and science museum settings. Lorie Moffat (8 Posts) Lorie Moffat has 20 years of teaching experience in both public school classroom and science museum settings.

Science Daily: News & Articles in Science, Health, Environment & Technology My Adventures In Positive Space The final projects from this class were so great, but it was a long, hard road of a learning experience to get there! I practiced this class with the girls and found it very troublesome. What surface to work on was a challenge. We tried on wax paper (too flimsy), newsprint (the same and the ink would come off onto everything) and then I pulled out a couple of ceramic floor tiles we had for samples to use in our house. The clay stuck! Working with air dry clay was another challenge. I found an entry on an online resource by a clay artist who was asked to try out different products and give his opinion. All in all, the suns were beautiful, and I definitely want to keep clay sculpture in my repertoire.

Comparing Volcanoes More Infographics on Good craft blog : Tutorial: Hand Sew Felt Using Blanket Stitch Tutorial: Hand Sew Felt Using Blanket Stitch This post actually contains two tutorials involving the blankets stitch:How to sew two pieces of felt together using blanket stitchHow to sew an edging using blanket stitchThere are also some helpful extras, like:How to start if you aren't going all the way aroundHow to handle cornersHow to stitch around circlesWhat to do if you run out of floss in the middleIt's a lot to pack into one post, but they all involve the blanket stitch, so I thought they should all be together. Let me know if there is something I can make more clear. For other options to hand sew felt see my whip stitch tutorial and my post about choosing between blanket stitch and whip stitch. Note One: All stitches should go in and come out the same distance back from the edge of the felt. When making an object that will be stuffed, about an eighth of an inch works well. Sewing two pieces together (and how to stitch around a corner) Sewing an edging (and tips for round objects)