Hoop Glider: This is a lot of fun. Follow the instructions and make your own hoop glider. Who's hoop glider can travel the furthest? Share photos.
Design a Boat to Float: PLAN:
Sketch and label your design ideas on a piece of paper.
What materials will you use? (Suggested Materials: aluminum foil, pennies or other small weighted objects, a container or a sink filled with water)
Label your sketch with the materials that you will need.
Build your first boat.
Test your design. - Does it float? - Make improvements if needed.
Try adding one penny at a time to your boat.
Can you think of a way to improve your design so that it might hold more weight?
Additional Challenge Idea: try creating a boat using different types of materials (cardboard, styrofoam, etc). What design features work best?
Which materials worked best in your design?
What improvements did you need to make?
How many pennies was your boat able to hold without sinking?
Plant Something: Get some seeds from your local shop and plant some seeds. Take photos of them as they grow. Don't forget to water them! We've planted basil, micro cress and chilli pepper.
Egg Parachute: We made a parachute that we hoped could safely land our egg without cracking it. Check out our creation! Michael even ate the boiled egg at the end despite the small crack.
Use a non metal bowl, we used plastic. Pour some vinegar and salt into the bowl. Stir with a spoon. Drop in some copper coins preferably dirty! Watch what happens.
Check out Cecilia's Orange fizz and Making Snow science fun. For the Orange Fizz, she used oranges and half a teaspoon of baking soda. For the Making Snow, she used one cup of foam shaver and one cup of maize starch.