Forces and Motion
Dare to discover different densities! In this activity, students compare floating and sinking and how they relate to density.
Want to do some science exploration that's out of this world? You won't need to force students to explore the pushes and pulls that affect rockets! In this set of activities, students investigate how and why rockets move by building and testing several different types of rockets.
In these activities, students will learn about mass, volume and density and their relationship to each other by conducting investigations in buoyancy—floating (and sinking) objects used in their everyday lives.
In this unit designed for Kindergarten classrooms, students will participate in activities dealing with machines, including ramps, pulleys, levers and pendulums. Students will explore how parts of machines work together.
These activities are part of Science World's Big Science For Little Hands program. They were developed and tested with preschool and Kindergarten educators.
Discovering a way for people to take flight is undoubtedly one of the most awe-inspiring feats of human ingenuity the world has known to date. Although the first airplane was invented over a century ago, watching planes lift off and land still seems like something that defies reality.
In order for an airplane to fly, engineers had to master the balance and control of four forces: lift, gravity, thrust, and drag, also known as the "four forces of flight." By adjusting these forces, pilots are able to speed up, slow down, lift off, and land.
This module is designed to demystify each of these forces and examine how they contribute to flight.
You don't have to be a tightrope walker to do balancing tricks, but you do have to understand the role of an object's centre of gravity. In the following activities, students explore the conditions necessary for balance in order to keep objects from toppling over and how we use these concepts in our daily lives.
Magnets are much more than fun toys. We use them in all kinds of ways, like telling direction with a compass or keeping refrigerators closed. In these activities, students will use simple experiments and observations to explore magnetism from determining what is a magnet to creating their own electromagnet.
What happens when a bat hits a baseball? Why does a rolling ball eventually stop? How do we walk, jump or run? The answer lies in physics! In this topic, students get the chance to explore how Newton’s Laws of Motion explain the way that things move.
You won’t have to force your students to learn — they’ll push, pull, drop, roll, and fling their way through a variety of demonstrations and activities illustrating the forces on everything around us.