Tag: Physical Science

Drinking Straws

Bon Appétit: A Brief History of the Straw – This article talks about: How the first drinking straw was made. How the bendable straw came to be.  How they went from paper to plastic. Krazy Straws. Modern straw designs and uses.  How we’ve gone back to paper straws and why. […]

Play With The Wind

One of the best ways to learn about math and physics at the same time is to play with the wind! Here are some of the fun things you can do with the wind located here on Funschooling & Recreational Learning:Fly a Kite –  How kites works, how to make […]

Make & Fly Kites

Scholastic Activity: Make a Kite – Offers simple instructions for making a one of a kind kite.Cool Math: Kites – The properties of a kite: area, perimeter, interior angles, diagonals, length ect..Wikipedia: Sport Kites: Info about sport kites aka stunt kites, also Kites: History of, materials, uses and more.My Best Kites: Stunt Kites – Information for making […]


Popular Mechanics: How to Make a Bow and Arrow By Hand wikiHow: How To Make a Bow and Arrow World Archery.org: Brief History Wikipedia: History of Archery – From the stone age to a modern day sport. Also includes information about ancient cultures. History of Archery: Archery facts, history, […]

Pop & Play Dart Game

Carnival games are a lot of fun to play at any skill level. This version adds a bit of a twist to it that makes it a little more entertaining.You will need: A large thick piece of cardboard, paint, paint brush, darts, staple gun, staples, and water balloonsOptional: Paper […]

Roll ‘N’ Score

Here’s a recycling project you can play with!You will need: A clean milk or juice carton or a box, craft knife, craft supplies, scissors, marbles or small bouncy ballsOptional: Packing tape, a chopstick or unsharpened pencil, and pencil and paper to keep scoreWhat to do: Cut off one […]

Ramp ‘N’ Roll

This is a fun game inside or out. Here’s what you’ll need….Outside Version: A flat plank of wood, a rock or two or a log, a playground ball and a target, such a box or a bucket.Inside Version: A strong piece of cardboard, books, a ball that can […]