Amusement Park Physics Design a Roller Coaster Try your hand at designing your own roller coaster. You will be building a conceptual coaster using the physics concepts that are used to design real coasters. You won't need to compute any formulas. You will decide the following - the height of the first hill, the shape of the first hill, the exit path, the height of the second hill, and the loop. When you're done, your coaster will need to pass an inspection for both safety and fun. Engineering for the Three Little Pigs Lesson from Teachengineering.org was contributed by the Integrated Teaching and Learning program at the University of Colorado, Boulder’s College of Engineering. It is part of the Engineering for the Earth curricular unit. Summary
Science project: Food-dye Color Wheel Every year about this time I start to really, REALLY crave color. Like clockwork, every January I start scheming about decorating with yellow or orange or something bright just to liven things up a bit. It's been a little better this year because my kitchen is south-facing and everything is white and light blue, so it feels nice and light and airy. That being said, I still think more color this time of year is great.
Paper Chain People Paper Chain People Craft While putting together these Christmas paper chains, I decided to create several more paper chain templates of people, animals and fun shapes. My kids love making accordion fold paper chains – I guess sometimes the simplest kids crafts can also be the most satisfying! Free Printable Timeline Template and Activity Inspired by Montessori When I visited a few Montessori schools for my son last fall, I fell in LOVE with the personalized timelines the children created that spanned the hallways. Teaching sequencing and passage of time to young children is a difficult concept, and Montessori’s use of timelines truly reinforces the abstract concept of time a concrete way for children. This timeline activity would also be a great culminating project for the months of May and June when we are wrapping up our academic years. This is a project that could truly adapt for all elementary grade levels: preschool through eighth grade. Timelines are one of those projects that families save and cherish forever! We’ve included, in this FREE activity, both the timeline template and the age labels (spanning from birth-age 15).
History of the Periodic Table Figure 4-2. Dmitri Mendeleev Created the Periodic Table That We Still Use Today © The Regents of the University of California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2010. View More Figure 4-2. Bottle rocket This experiment demonstrates how a build up in pressure can launch a rocket. As we pump air through the water the pressure inside the bottle builds up until the force of the air pushing on the water is enough to push the cork out of the end of the bottle. The water rushes out of the bottle in one direction whilst the bottle pushes back in the other. This results in the bottle shooting upwards. What you need an empty plastic bottlecardboard made into a cone and 4 finsa corka pump with a needle adaptorwater 20+ Home Science Projects for Kids 52.6k Shares Here are 20+ awesome and FUN Home Science Projects for Kids! These have ALL been tried and tested by ourselves and our kids – we hope you will enjoy them all as much as we have! Learn How Plants Absorb Water – a FUN way for kids to witness how plants absorb water and nutrients!DIY Lava Lamp Experiment – this was so much bubbly FUN!Make your own Magic Aqua Sand!
Experiment with Magnet Magic Is your child struggling to get a handle on the principles of magnetism? Here's a fun activity to demonstrate polarity and understand the basic principles of magnetism. Before you start, brush up on the properties of magnets to get a feel for the way they work.