Tag: Physics

Funschooling News #8

Hi! Welcome to Funschooling News! Are you looking for some great family-friendly activities that will make your week a little more interesting? Then you’ve come to the right place! Be sure to scroll all the way down to the Special Days section where you’ll find a fun activity to […]

Niels Bohrs

Niels Bohr  Wikipedia has the following information: Niels Bohr – Biographical information, Bohr model, philosophy and more.Bohr Model –  Origin, Electron energy levels, Tydberg formula and more.Atomic Theory – An example from the page: A scientific theory of the nature of matter, which states that matter is composed of […]

Robert Hutchings Goddard

NASA: Dr. Robert H. Goddard, American Rocketry Pioneer – Article offers a timeline of Goddard’s accomplishments.Photo: Robert H. Goddard and His Rockets Smithsonian Institution Archives: Robert H. Goddard: American Rocket Pioneer – Offers a little biographical information, info about his relationship with the Smithsonian, and links to: proposals, […]

Michael Faraday

Wikipedia: Michael Faraday – Biographical information and scientific accomplishments.BBC: History: Michael Faraday – An encyclopedic article about his life and accomplishments.Famous Scientists: Michael Faraday – Offers a longer article and a time line of his accomplishments and discoveries.Fran’s World of Discovery: Balloons – Information about balloons and instructions for the game Balloon Badminton.YouTube: Michael Faraday […]

Contact Juggling

Contact Juggler HowStuffWorks: Entertainment: How Contact Juggling Works – Different from traditional juggling, learn how contact juggling works.WikiHow To Start Contact Juggling – Learn about ‘Shereplay’ and how it works. Tips offered as well.Wikipedia: Contact Juggling – History, types, controversy and more. Site offers information, pictures and a […]

The Science of Light

This is a fountain, lit at night, inSquare of Europe, Moscow, What is Light? – Understanding light and the eye. Explain That Stuff: Light – History, how light works and much more. Scholastic Activity: Rainbow Activities – Magic School Bus Activity with color. Sciencing: Light Spectrum Explained for Kids […]

Heads-Up: Coin Flips and Tricks

For this activity, you will need a few coins, and paper and pencil Heads or Tails: Before flipping a coin, decide if it will land heads or tails. Write down your prediction. Roll a coin through your fingers: This is a great way to keep your fingers flexible! There’s […]

Hoop Toss

Sometimes the simplest items can make the day more fun.This activity requires only three items: a hula hoop, a length of yarn, and a ball.Outdoor Play: Hang a hula hoop from a tree branch and throw balls through it. Adjust the height of the hoop to make it […]

Mini Marble Run

This a great activity for older kids…and younger children if they are supervised.You will need: Bendable straws, *metal BBs, hot glue, cereal/cracker box, a bottle cap, pencil, and plain paperWhat to do: Design your run on a piece of paper. Next, use hot glue to add straws to […]