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
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…
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 - 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 […]
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…
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.
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 - 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...