Bridges are all around us. They are in different shapes. How do they hold our weight – railroad trains, cars, or people? Besides, bridges also have to bear environmental forces like wind and water!
Do you enjoy seeing the yellow, orange and red leaves of deciduous trees in Autumn? Do you enjoy hearing the dry, papery sound under your feet when you walk through piles of leaves? Have you ever wondered why Mother Nature does not remove fallen leaves?
Have you ever wondered why coins look dull brown after some time? It is an example of chemical reaction in everyday life. First we need to know that the basic building block for all matter in the universe is atoms, which are extremely small.
How do you get more electrical power from wind than you can from wind farms? The team from Makani thinks a flying solar plane attached to a pole is the answer.
Teach your students what mass measures and then, get your students to consider the best way to pack a bag of groceries, learning that items such as a loaf of bread may be large but has little mass and can be squashed easily.
Shipping container construction is all about using rectangles and stacking these rectangles. It’s your turn to design a building using shipping container rectangles. Think about the purpose of your building and what parts to cut out and what parts to add in!
They go by lots of different names; autonomous, self-driving, driverless or robotic, but whatever you call them, cars that do not need a human driver are looking more and more likely to appear on a road near you in the not too distant future!
People have been using codes for thousands of years. As early civilisations evolved, people began to create ways to record the spoken word using pictures and symbols! Create your own code and send a secret message!
Explore the differences between sound waves by using a glass of water. Then, your class will be ready to design their own speakers using cardboard, plastic or even a bowl!
Whether it’s trying to push them together or pull them apart, playing with magnets is FUN! But what exactly are magnets and how do they work? Get your students to experiment with magnets to learn about forces that repel or attract!