A clever way to demonstrate the transfer between potential energy and kinetic energy
Create a model car consisting of a simple chassis and a straw-based axle system (simple machine) that produces minimal friction and allows the cars to roll with little energy input, making them ideal learning tools for students of all ages.
Curriculum topics: Motion, Momentum, Friction, Simple Machines, Kinematics, Conservation of Energy
Kit includes: Idea sheet, 3 large sheets corrugated plastic (ramps), 10 small sheets corrugated plastic(car bodies), 10 plastic coffee stirrers, 10 straws, 40 foam wheels, 20 adhesive labels
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Counting in binary is quite straightforward and makes for an interesting and compelling activity for any student who can do simple addition. This simple game creates an opportunity to practice counting in binary. It reinforces understanding of place value and can be extended into a discussion of other bases and number systems.
Curriculum Topics: Binary (Base-2), Number Bases, Place Value, Exponents, Exponential Growth
Kit includes: Idea sheet, 10 gameboards, 1 deck of Binary Dots playing cards and 60 two-color circle tokens.
White light is actually a combination of different colors. This easy-to-build spectroscope allows students to separate the incoming light into its component colors, forming a light spectrum (rainbow). Besides creating interesting color patterns it can be used to identify different sources of light.