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 too..
Discover the rainbow of colors in white light!
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 c..
Let a steel needle point the way!
The floating compass is a useful tool for detecting the magnetic fields of magnets and of the Earth. Make a simple compass with a magnetized needle demonstrates the properties of magnetic materials and shows that magnets have north and south poles. Using the floa..
There are thousands of different species of birds around the world. Some live in hot climates, some in cold. Some eat plants and small insects, while others eat small animals. Some are awake during the day and some at night. Despite all of their differences, there is one distinct characteristic that..
Food chains demonstrate the amazing interdependence that exists within nature. From sunlight and photosynthesis to plants and animals, food chains are critical to our ever changing natural world.
Nature-Watch's Food Chain Activity Kit teaches children about the importance of fo..
Students love hummingbirds! With Wings that normally beat up to 78 times per second (and can beat as fast as 200 times per second), hummingbirds have an almost magical charm. But Hummingbirds aren't just playful creatures. Hummingbirds are pollinators and therefore play a critical ..