Kites are a welcome outdoor project after being cooped up inside all winter, right? In fact, they’re the perfect celebration of the end of winter. Students study and create their kites indoors, and then you just wait for the ideal weather to take them out for testing. For the younger students, try a quick and easy Paper Bag Kite. Older students can tackle the Tetrahedral Kite, which can be scaled for a large or small format creation.
If it rains in, you close the window. But what if your room is too hot or cold? Get students involved in trying to moderate temperature extremes based on their level of competence and how you can integrate the project into existing weather or science lessons.
Parents can help their students with this exercise using readily available items to figure the rough speed of sound. Incorporate this into your regular lessons on sound.
Students will use critical thinking skills to formulate a hypothesis.
The objective of this lesson and demonstration is to get the students to see how electric and magnetic fields can be used to force water out of a chamber in order to propel a vehicle such as a submarine.
Yes, it’s Fall and Halloween will be here before you know it. Reader Linda Patton shares these recipes for physics-defying goop your students can make, play with and learn from.