Online English class? No problem.
Online Math class? Let’s get to it!
Online Physics lab? Ye……what??!!
Moving to online teaching is a new experience for teachers and students but this is an ideal time for everyone to engage in some creativity and critical thinking.
We’ve scoured all the available resources on the internet and in the Teacher’s House library, searching for easy, fun and engaging lesson ideas. Here are our top picks for at-home experiments.
Egg Drop Challenge
The Science Bit: force, momentum, inertia, velocity, gravity
Experiment: design a container that would let the eggs survive a 2-3 story drop
Required Items: an egg, construction materials (straws, sponge, cotton balls, paper, string, tape, napkins)
Yoyos and Fidget Spinners
The Science Bit: centripetal force, velocity
Experiment: measure the centripetal force of different toys (yoyos, fidget spinners, diablos)
Required Equipment: yoyo, fidget spinner, spinning toy
Balance It Out
The Science Bit: leverage, moment of torque
Experiment: balancing items on a fulcrum, predict outcomes based on fulcrum location
Required Equipment: ruler, blocks, items to test balance
The Broom Challenge
The Science Bit: balance, gravity
Experiment: Can a broom stand up by itself? Why? What else can?
Required Equipment: a broom
Sink or Float?
The Science Bit: density
Experiment: Predict household items that will sink or float in different liquids
Required Equipment: a bucket or vase, items to sink/float
See How They Run
The Science Bit: viscosity
Experiment: which liquids at home are more viscous?
Required Equipment: a flat plate, common household liquids (oil, sauces, detergent), timer
We’re itching to try some of these experiments for ourselves. Let us know how your experiment went.