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States of matter : Solids, Liquids and Gases : funza Academy Science Videos for kids. KS2 Bitesize Science - Solids, liquids and gases, Page 4 : Read. Kids Korner - Nikola Tesla. Acknowledgements Kids Korner is made possible by the creative, talented and dedicated team consisting of the following: Valerie Williams Valerie Williams, Apogee’s Art Director and Lead Artist is the creator and artistic talent behind Kids Korner.

Kids Korner - Nikola Tesla

In the late 90s, after producing hundreds of illustrations and animations for Apogee online courses and Internet content over the years, it occurred to Valerie that these expensive art elements could be re-purposed for communicating complicated energy concepts to children. Encouraged by the enthusiastic reaction she received from our utility customers, Valerie undertook the design and began the curriculum development of what has become one of the most elaborate and comprehensive energy education sites around. Margaret M. Margaret M. Nikola Tesla Facts, Quotes, Inventions, AC Electricity, Engineering, Physics. Tesla was born to Serbian parents on the 10th of July, 1856 in the village of Smiljan, part of the Austrian Empire (now Croatia).

Nikola Tesla Facts, Quotes, Inventions, AC Electricity, Engineering, Physics

He died on the 7th of January, 1943 in room 3327 of the New Yorker Hotel. After an eventful upbringing and education, Tesla moved to France in 1882 where he worked on electrical equipment at the Continental Edison Company. He immigrated to the USA in 1884 where he worked for Thomas Edison before resigning a year later to work on his own projects. Tesla went on to patent many of his inventions, including his AC induction motor and transformer which he licensed to George Westinghouse. Who Was Sally Ride? Ed White was the first American to perform a spacewalk.

Who Was Sally Ride?

Credits: NASA Astronauts on the International Space Station exit their spacecraft for a spacewalk through the Quest airlock. Astronauts prepare for spacewalks by practicing their tasks underwater in a giant pool called NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory. Astronauts use virtual reality hardware to practice spacewalks. In February 1984, astronaut Bruce McCandless became the first astronaut to move about in space without being connected to a spacecraft. This article is part of the NASA Knows! Sally Ride for Kids. Biography Sally Ride Source: NASA.

Sally Ride for Kids

BBC Bitesize - KS2 History - Discovering the work of Archimedes. Archimedes Facts for KidsEasy Science For Kids. Is there something you love so much that you could spend hours doing it?

Archimedes Facts for KidsEasy Science For Kids

Maybe you love video games, reading or watching movies. Archimedes was an ancient mathematician who lived 200 years before Christ’s birth. He loved math so much that sometimes he forgot to eat while he was figuring problems. All About Archimedes, an ancient mathematician who lived 200 years before Christ’s birth. Archimedes is considered to be one of the most brilliant mathematicians in history. Legend has it that the king worried that the royal crown maker might be replacing some of the gold in his crowns with a less valuable material. Archimedes thought of the solution about finding gold purity while in bath tub.

King Hiero called upon Archimedes to design war machines to defend the country against the Romans who were intent on invading. Archimedes Vocabulary. Galileo Galilei. Back to Biographies Occupation: Scientist, mathematician, and Astronomer Born: February 15, 1564 in Pisa, Italy Died: January 8, 1642 Tuscany, Italy Best known for: Improving the telescope to be used to study the planets and starsBiography: Early Life Galileo was born in Pisa, Italy where he grew up with his brothers and sisters during the Italian Renaissance.

Galileo Galilei

His father was a music teacher and a famous musician. His family moved to the city of Florence when he was ten years old. Galileo Galilei Facts, Quotes, Telescope, Thermometer, Astronomy, Invention, Moons. Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy, on the 15th of February 1564, he died on the 8th of January 1642.

Galileo Galilei Facts, Quotes, Telescope, Thermometer, Astronomy, Invention, Moons

Galileo was a ground breaking astronomer, physicist, mathematician, philosopher and inventor. Among his inventions were telescopes, a compass and a thermometer. Galileo enrolled to do a medical degree at the University of Pisa but never finished, instead choosing to study mathematics. Galileo built on the work of others to create a telescope with around 3x magnification, he later improved on this to make telescopes with around 30x magnification. With these telescopes, Galileo was able to observe the skies in ways previously not achieved. Fun Albert Einstein Facts for KidsEasy Science For Kids. You might think Albert Einstein’s theories have little to do with your life, but his discoveries made everything from television to garage door openers to DVD players possible.

Fun Albert Einstein Facts for KidsEasy Science For Kids

Einstein was one of the most brilliant scientists of all time. He was named “Person of the Century” in 1999 by TIME Magazine. Einstein was one of the most brilliant scientists of all time. He was named “Person of the Century” in 1999 by TIME Magazine. But Albert Einstein had personal struggles too. Magnetism for kids - A simple introduction. By Chris Woodford.

Magnetism for kids - A simple introduction

Last updated: October 16, 2016. Science is our understanding of how the world works—and generally the world works fine whether we understand it or not. Take magnetism, for example. People have known about magnets for thousands of years and they've been using them practically, as compasses, for almost as long. The ancient Greeks and Romans knew as well as we do that lodestone (an iron-rich mineral) can attract other pieces of iron, while the ancient Chinese were making magnetic compasses set in intricate wooden inlays for their practice of Feng Shui (the art of carefully arranging a room) thousands of years before interior designers came on board.

Photo: A typical horseshoe magnet. What is magnetism? Playing with magnets is one of the first bits of science most children discover. To ancient people, magnetism must have seemed like magic. Photo: The magnetic field between the opposite poles of two bar magnets that strongly attract one another. What use are magnets? James Maxwell Facts, Quotes, Equations, Scientist, Magnetic Fields, Electricity.

James Maxwell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on the 13th of June 1831 and died on the 5th of November 1879.

James Maxwell Facts, Quotes, Equations, Scientist, Magnetic Fields, Electricity

He produced a set of equations, known as ‘Maxwell’s Equations’ that explain the properties of magnetic and electric fields and help show that light is an electromagnetic wave. His impressive work was described in papers such as ‘On Physical Lines of Force’, ‘A Dynamic Theory of the Electromagnetic Field’ and ‘A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism’. Maxwell’s contributions played an important role in the advances made in 20th century physics and his work was often admired by fellow physicist Albert Einstein.

Maxwell attended Edinburgh University from 1847 to 1850. History - James Clerk Maxwell (pictures, video, facts & news) Sir Isaac Newton for KS1 and KS2 children. Born in 1643, Newton is famous for various scientific and mathematical contributions to our understanding of the world, including the three laws of motion, law of gravity, calculus and light. The first of his three laws of motion states that an object will keep moving in the same direction unless a force acts on it to make it change direction, speed up or slow down. The second law of motion is that the bigger the mass of an object, the bigger the force is needed to make it accelerate and move.

He created a mathematical formula for the second law of motion: F=ma (the force (F) needed is equal to the mass of the object multiplied by the rate of acceleration). His third law of motion says that ‘for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction’. Newton described gravity as a pulling force that keeps people on the ground rather than floating off. Scientist - Isaac Newton.

Back to Biographies Occupation: Scientist, mathematician, and astronomer Born: January 4, 1643 in Woolsthorpe, England Died: March 31, 1727 in London, England Best known for: Defining the three laws of motion and universal gravitation Isaac Newton by Godfrey Kneller Biography: Isaac Newton is considered one of the most important scientists in history. Even Albert Einstein said that Isaac Newton was the smartest person that ever lived.

BBC Bitesize - KS2 History - Discovering the work of Isaac Newton. History - Benjamin Franklin. Kids Korner - Ben Franklin. Acknowledgements Kids Korner is made possible by the creative, talented and dedicated team consisting of the following: Valerie Williams Valerie Williams, Apogee’s Art Director and Lead Artist is the creator and artistic talent behind Kids Korner. In the late 90s, after producing hundreds of illustrations and animations for Apogee online courses and Internet content over the years, it occurred to Valerie that these expensive art elements could be re-purposed for communicating complicated energy concepts to children. Encouraged by the enthusiastic reaction she received from our utility customers, Valerie undertook the design and began the curriculum development of what has become one of the most elaborate and comprehensive energy education sites around.

Margaret M. Margaret M. Michael Overstreet, Product Manager Michael Overstreet is Apogee’s Kids Korner Product Manager and the mastermind of the site’s programming and navigational design. Marie Curie Facts, Quotes, Pierre Curie, Radioactivity, Nobel Prize, Research. Marie Curie for Kids. Biography Marie CurieSource: Nobel foundation. Alexander Graham Bell: Facts and Information. Here are some facts about Alexander Graham Bell, the famous scientist, inventor and engineer. Alexander Graham Bell was born on 3rd March 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland.When he was just 12 years old, Alexander invented a ‘dehusking’ machine to remove the husk from wheat.His mother, Eliza, started to lose her hearing when Alexander was young.

In order to allow her to know what was being said at public gatherings, Alexander learned a ‘finger language’ so he could communicate the conversations via a series of taps on her arm. He started to study acoustics and developed a way of speaking to his mother’s forehead which she could hear clearly.Alexander and his brother, Melville, inspired by a ‘mechanical man’ constructed by Charles Wheatstone, made their own automaton head. What next? Alexander Graham Bell Facts for Kids - Telephone, Inventions, Quotes. Kids Korner - Thomas Edison. Acknowledgements. Thomas Edison Facts for KidsEasy Science For Kids. Do you love your cell phone? How about movies or your digital camera? Thomas Edison invented early versions of these modern marvels. He also invented the electric light bulb. Imagine how different life was before his inventions. The only way families could communicate with each other was through letters, which could take weeks or even months to arrive.

Kids - Albert Einstein Biography. Albert Einstein Facts, Quotes, Relativity Theory, Science Information. Albert Einstein was born on the 14th of March 1879 and died on the 18th of April 1955. Born in Germany to a Jewish family, Einstein made many contributions to the field of theoretical physics. Even when very young, Einstein showed great ability in both math’s and science. Fun Science Experiments for Kids - Cool Projects & Easy Ideas for Children. Schools Science Clips - Ages 10-11. Schools Science Clips - Ages 9-10. KS2 Bitesize - Science.