Science At Play: Static Electricity

We are starting with an experiment I’m sure many of you have tried before. What happens to your hair when you rub a balloon on your head? That’s right, your hair sticks to the balloon and you might get a kinda crazy hairstyle. That is an example of static electricity. Today we are going to …

Virtual Field Trip: Dinosaurs

I’ve never really understood why the word ‘dinosaur’ is used to describe something unintelligent, slow, or out-of-date. Dinosaurs hosted an incredible range of adaptations including tremendous size, huge teeth and claws, defensive plates and spines, incredible speed and teamwork, and innovative ways of flying, swimming, or moving. Their almost 165 million year domination of our …

Science At Play: Fun with Density

   Materials to Collect Clear containers Water Oil Other safe liquids around your house to test Build it! Oil and Water Fill your container about halfway with water. Fill the rest of the container with oil. Now fill a new container, but this time start with oil and then add water. Density Column Find …

Virtual Field Trip: Computers

Before we jump into our virtual field trip all about computing, we need to be on the same page about what a computer is and how it works. Check out this quick video from code.org that will give you all the background you need to start your field trip!    Let’s Talk History: The earliest …