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The bottle flipping craze... how it started & why it's a GOOD thing

I was talking to my brother a few weeks back when he told me about this new bottle-flipping thing that his students were doing (he is the principal at a local charter school and apparently they've

Want to make a fun DIY toy that moves? This kinetic carousel spins wildly and demonstrates potential and kinetic energy. Learn how w/ @pbsparents.

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Want to make a fun DIY toy that moves? This kinetic carousel spins wildly and demonstrates potential and kinetic energy.

Kinetic and Potential Energy Lab

A Middle School Survival Guide

I love activities with food and opportunities for students to be creative with food. I talk about it more here. So, I am always looking for a new "competition" type activity to challenge students. I have done a Iron Kid Chef Activity and a Cupcake Competition with my students. I was super excited to come up with a new idea for a food competition. Really, it isn't a new idea. People have been making gingerbread houses for ages. But at least it is a new spin on the idea....to tie in some…

Hands on experiments to explore how friction works

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Think as a scientist and predict how the force of friction works. Then conduct hands-on experiments with friction using a spring scale.

LEGO Building- Exploring Inertia with a Moving Platform

LEGO Building- Exploring Inertia with a Moving Platform

LEGO Building- Exploring Inertia with a Moving Platform

Tinker Ball activity (for simple machines). An online game where students create their own invention Students love this activity!!!

Tinker Ball from InventionatPlay.org | SMART Board Goodies

Tinker Ball activity (for simple machines). An online game where students create their own invention Students love this activity!!!

Simple Machines Science Lesson: Lift Water with An Archimedes' Screw

Simple Machines Science Lesson: Lift Water with An Archimedes' Screw - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

This Archimedes’ screw is such a neat science lesson about simple machines! We use screws all the time to hold things together, but screws are also used to raise and lower things. In fact, a screw is actually an inclined plane (ramp) wrapped around a cylinder or a cone. Archimedes was a Greek philosopher who […]

How Pulleys Work: Physical Science Infotoons by Michael Kline.

Physical Science Infotoons

Every issue of KIDS DISCOVER is supported by a top-ranked subject-matter expert recruited from prestigious universities and museums—from Columbia University, Princeton and Holy Cross College to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, the American Museum of Na…

Newton's Laws of Motion Printables

Fun Ways to Learn About Newton's Laws of Motion

Newton's laws of motion are fun when learning with these free printable worksheets that include a word search, crossword, and a coloring page.

What Is Gravity? | Science Experiment

Center of Gravity Experiment

Find out how to create a toy that seems to defy gravity-- a cool balance trick and neat science experiment.

Exploring Force - Science Experiments for Kids as part of free 5 week Simple Machines unit for kids in K-5th grade. Lots of very clever, fun ideas! (kids activities)

Inclined Planes Simple Machines Lesson

Exploring Force - Science Experiments for Kids as part of free 5 week Simple Machines unit for kids in K-5th grade. Lots of very clever, fun ideas! (kids activities)

STRAW WAVES - HOW TO  Only two materials needed. Perfect teaching tools for demonstrating the movement of waves, and frequency.

STRAW WAVES - ENGLISH - 31MB.wmv

This model is made by sandwiching 90-straws between two layers of sticky tape. On plucking at one end a wave will travel and return back. Twist it to show "c...

"Best Idea Ever!" ~ Funny take on the gravity experiment of Sir Newton. ~ Great video for "inferences" too.

Best Idea Ever!

"Best Idea Ever!" ~ Funny take on the gravity experiment of Sir Newton. ~ Great video for "inferences" too.

Kinetic Energy Experiments and Activities for Kids

Kinetic Energy Experiments and Activities | Inspiration Laboratories

Your kids will love these kinetic energy experiments and activities.