Pulleys are simple machines that have been used to help humans construct large buildings and structures for thousands of years. Pulleys are an example of how engineering and physics work together to make a job easier. Kids can learn more about engineering and physics by playing with pulleys. Try this fun pulley physics activity and let your kids make their very own DIY pulley system.
Bring the wonder of outer space into your home with this fun swirling galaxy activity that shows kids how spiral galaxies get their shape. I have always been fascinated by outer space. I love stargazing on a clear night, getting up in the wee hours to get a glimpse of meteor showers, and visiting the local observatory to see through their powerful telescope. These are
There is something magical about how a pendulum moves, even though it’s path is entirely scientific. A pendulum moves in a predictable pattern determined by several factors, including the length of the pendulum, how much force is applied to the push, and how heavy the pendulum is. By experimenting with physics, kids can make their very own pendulum salt art and learn a little more
This post contains affiliate links. Try this fun STEM activity to help your kids learn about surface tension, water striders, and physics. They will love getting creative and playing with water! I love experiment and STEM activity books. They are a great way to teach science and to develop independent learners. My bookshelves are full of them! Some of my books are broad-based and general.
This simple science experiment allows kids to play with the unseen force of static electricity. They will be amazed at what seems like magic, but can be explained by scientific principles. Bending Water Science Experiment All you need for this simple science experiment is a plastic comb, a water faucet, and your hair. Read the whole post at Kindergarten Worksheets And Games. More Static Electricity
I have often said here at The Homeschool Scientist that science is every where. It is in the way our bodies work, the light bulb illuminating the room, the way a ball falls to the ground when dropped, and in the birds singing in the trees. All of these things can be researched and studied to learn more about the science behind them. Another fascinating
Are you looking for Earth Day STEM activities to celebrate in a lasting and meaningful way? Try out these 20 fun, hands-on STEM activities that will get kids thinking about the how our actions affect the Earth. They will learn about recycling, composting, plant growth, global warming, and more. Earth Day STEM Earth Day Equivalent Fraction Free Printable Pack from Life Over C’s Sort the
When you drop an object from your hand, what happens to that object? It falls to to the ground. If you have a glass of water and you turn it upside down, what happens? The water falls out of the glass and onto the floor. What makes this happen? Gravity. Gravity is the force that pulls matter toward the Earth. It is why objects
This post contains affiliate links. One of our favorite things about Christmas is the lights. No other holiday uses lights as decorations like Christmas. People decorate everything from trees to houses to fences to businesses in beautiful lights. In our house, it’s always the great debate between white and multi-colored lights on the tree. I have a “pretty” tree with coordinating ornaments that I add
How about some safe, spooky Halloween science fun? Tell your kids they can create their own ghosts and make them move without touching them. They will freak out! Here’s how to do it. Halloween Science Supplies This science project has a short supply list. You probably have it all on hand already. This post contains affiliate links. tissue paper or Kleenex scissors a balloon tape Halloween
Let’s learn about heat and do a couple simple radiation and conduction experiments to learn how heat is transferred from one object to another. When we open the oven to get out a pan of freshly baked cookies, we can feel the heat coming out of the oven. We can tell the temperature of the oven is a lot higher than the temperature of the
Frosted window panes and the crunching of leaves under our feet mean fall is back! Even though fall can be a great time for exploring nature because of the cooler temperatures and changing seasons. Fall, also, means we will be spending more days indoors than our kids would probably like. It’s the perfect time to look for fun, hands-on activities to keep them busy