Make Your Own Compass!

In this activity, you will learn how to make your own compass using a bowl of water, a paper clip, and a magnet! (Instructions courtesy of MagLab) If you would like to learn how this is possible, read this great article! If you would like to learn more about magnets, check out these funContinue reading “Make Your Own Compass!”

The Case of the Broken Inflatable. Can you solve it with science?

One hot summer day, you and your friends go tubing at a local river.  You all are having a great time until you realize there’s a slight problem. Your inflatable is sinking! You paddle to the shore and luckily one of your friends has a repair kit with a patch and an air pump. ButContinue reading “The Case of the Broken Inflatable. Can you solve it with science?”


Materials and Safety Guidelines: For this experiment you will need to drop objects that are the same shape but of different masses. We recommend you use two water bottles, one that is filled with water and one that is empty. However, you may get creative and find some other objects that will fit the criteriaContinue reading “RECREATING THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA EXPERIMENT”

How to Make Your Own Rube-Goldberg Machine!

A Rube-Goldberg Machine, named after the famous cartoonist, is a device that performs a simple task using a chain reaction. Often seen in movies, commercials, and TV shows, these devices are fun to create and watch! Today you will be learning how to construct your own Rube-Goldberg Machine and their importance! Here are some otherContinue reading “How to Make Your Own Rube-Goldberg Machine!”

Wind Turbines and Wind Power

In the 21st century, more people are turning towards reusable sources of energy. Using wind to generate electricity is a popular form of reusable energy due to its efficiency. To harness wind power, one creates structures called wind turbines which are large rotary mechanical devices. The wind turns the giant propellers of the wind turbinesContinue reading “Wind Turbines and Wind Power”

Newton’s Cradle

Using Toys to Understand Physics If you want to try making one out for yourself, check out this video! Or try out this free simulation: Law of Conservation of Energy Energy can never be created or destroyed, it can only be converted into different forms. In the case of Newton’s Cradle, potential energy →Continue reading “Newton’s Cradle”