O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. Psalms 43:3

And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith. D&C 88:118

The kids

The kids

Monday, February 13, 2012

Science on the Fly....

During our open learning time, Tiger opened the Usborne Book of Science Experiments. Quickly he assembled the materials and the children had an impromptu physics lesson.

In case you would like to recreate this, materials are a balloon, tape (we used Blue tape), straw, and string. Place a straw on the string (make sure there is no bendy part on the string. It can be cut off if necessary). String the string tightly between two objects across the room (my son used chairs). Then blow up the balloon  and tape the side of it to the straw. Release the end and let the air blow out. Remove the balloon and blow it up again and try again. (This is why Blue Tape was great. We could keep reusing it)

 How fast will it go? Why does it fly? What is happening? Does the size of the balloon effect the speed? Does the placement of the straw on the balloon change the way the balloon moves? Have fun!

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