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Forces. Energy. Structures, mechanics


Created by Denise, last updated 2015-11-13


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Heavy Air

simple, cheap, effective

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Bridge Building

Simple materials, effective

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Sticky Structures

Bridge building, Popsicle sticks, glue

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Critical Load

Cards and weight

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Balloon Car

Friction, Newton's law

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Paddle Boat

Energy, P. and K

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All Wound Up

Mr.O has a good video on this one, at the Houston Children's Museum

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Fun with Bernoulli

Goes well with Mr O's Magnus Glider activity.

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Make a Model of a Home Made From Shipping Containers

Really cool idea. I want to live in this house!

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Scaling an Atom

Wow. Amazing to consider.

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Curious Contraptions

Rube Goldberg idea.

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Blow-and-Go Parachute

Very fun. Some kids set us up for this with their umbrellas.

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The Squeeze Box

Earth science excellence! Even shows syncline, anticline.

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Catapult

Mechanics with plastic spoons.

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Egg Drop

Could be messy! Cool demonstration of PE, KE, Inertia

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