An eager, and enthusiastic young man from Pennsylvania brought my attention to this awesome Science project: How to Make a Simple Motor at Home
It excites me to see young people so enthusiastic about Science, and I am happy to pass along his information in hopes that it will inspire others!
A common fallacy is that motors are complex systems that can only be manipulated by scientists and engineers. This cannot be further from the truth; ordinary people can make their own motors by using simple and inexpensive household materials. The concept of a motor is actually very simple; all it requires is an electric current passing through a wire coil to form an electromagnet. When the electromagnet contacts a permanent magnet, the coil will spin and create a motor. Here are instructions on how to make a simple motor at home. (from PartsGeek.com)
Hope you'll consider trying this one out!!
I came across this project at Upcycle That and thought it would make a perfect Mother’s Day craft!
A few other reasons come to mind, but I hope I’ve convinced you that this is a great idea for Mother’s Day! If not, well thanks for reading this far :)
Thrilled with all of the support for Evergreen at our Grand Opening yesterday!!
Thanks to all who came out, and to my wonderful team of volunteers!!! If anyone missed the opening but is interested in visiting the facility and learning more about what Evergreen has to offer please call 289-273-2283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget we have Art and Science clubs starting up in April. We also have plans in the works for several other Kids' Clubs. Like us on Facebook to keep up-to-date on all of our programs, events and news.
Here are a few pics from yesterday's event....
Many students often have trouble finding relevant and credible information when researching online. A teacher posted these links in one of the groups I belong to and I thought it would be great to share them with all of you:
www.instagrok.com displays info as an interactive concept map that is simple and easy to use
www.sweetsearch.com is a search engine designed specifically for students and uses only credible sources in it's results.
Hope you find this info helpful!! I've tried them out and think they are both FABULOUS!! Check them out the next time your child has some research to do!!! Pass the info along to others that may find it useful! Happy Researching :)
Activity 1: Keep Snowflakes to study (or just for fun!) by freezing a piece of glass and a can of aerosol hairspray. Keep them in the freezer until the next snowfall. When you are ready;
1) take them out of the freezer
2) spray the glass with the hairspray
3) go out and let the snow fall on the glass
4) bring it indoors and let thaw for about 15 minutes.
We’d love to see the results – send us a photo of the results or post the photos in the comments below!
Activity 2: Measuring Snow
1) collect some snow in a transparent (that means you can see through it) container
2) mark the level on the container (label this mark as “Initial Level”)
3) bring it inside
What will happen to the level when the snow melts? Try guessing where the level will end up and mark that level. Were you surprised by the results?
Try it again with different variations: packing the snow down, adding more or less snow to the container for your initial level, etc. We’d love to hear your results in the comments below!
I hear the RBG Frog exhibit is pretty good. Family Day 9-5. I'm hoping to check it out. Should be a fun day if you haven't any plans yet!!
Interesting Article: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/6139504?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063
Give her a potted plant instead of cut roses! Have the kiddies pass out seed packages to their classmates!