Explore magnetic attraction and repulsion.
A variety of scientific and gravity "defying" demonstrations can be done by combining pill and ring magnets in unique ways to create a multipurpose demo unit.
Curriculum topics: Magnetism, Symmetry, Conservation of Momentum, Modeling, Problem Solving ..
Propel a straw “rocket” through the air
Hypothesize, experiment, collect data and analyze forces and motion with a straw “rocket” and an easily made launcher. The stronger the force, the farther and higher the rocket flies!
Curriculum topics: Forces, Motion, Gravity, Newton's Law
Learn to program without using a computer!
Lead the puppy to the tennis ball by giving exact directions, programming the puppy's path. This fun and easy activity reinforces programming techniques such as planning, sequencing, testing, debugging, and creating procedures and loops.
Create a car powered by a spring.
With a little creativity, the potential energy stored in a common badge retractor can run a fun little vehicle. Take this idea and run with it!
Curriculum topics: Motion, Momentum, Friction, Simple Machines, Springs
Kit includes: Idea sheet, 20 8" Bamboo sk..
A clever way to demonstrate the transfer between potential energy and kinetic energy
A rolling can returns to its starting point on its own!? The Rollback Can provides an interesting example of energy transfer and storage.
Curriculum topics: Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy, Energy Conservatio..
Use math to design roller coasters
What does math have to do with thrilling roller coaster rides? How high does a coaster need to be to successfully navigate through a loop and on to the end of the track? How is the speed of the coaster related to the height of the coaster’s starting position? Ex..