Do you know how we can move something without even touching it? It is the force that can be felt but not seen. Such an important property is exhibited by a magnet, a material that produces a magnetic field. Magnetic field is the force (around magnets) that attracts some materials and repels others.
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Understanding the properties behind substances that are commonly found is one of the first steps towards a deeper understanding of chemistry. Diving deep into properties that kids come across every day through interesting activities like secret messages and soda bottle rockets is one way to do that!
All of us enjoy the abundant beauty of nature around us. Sometimes curiosity gets the better of us and we may love to capture it perfectly in our mind. Unfortunately, we might not always get the clarity we hope for. A pinhole camera makes it possible for us to not just see things, but also adjust th
Children generally love it when they are taken to zoos or sanctuaries since the proximity to different species excites them. By making a habitat diorama, we can take children closer to animals and their living conditions, while deepening their understanding of animal adaptations, vegetations specifi
In recent times, water, sanitation and hygiene are the words that are mostly mentioned together. Have you wondered why? Yes, it's the water pollution which hasn't spared any water body. Lucky are those who do not have to worry about the cleanliness of water supplied to their homes. But even now hund
Written by Pavithra Murugan Earthquakes can be a scary concept for children. By building a seismograph, which is an instrument that is used to measure the details of an earthquake such as its intensity, duration, etc., we can breakdown the concept of earthquakes, and the reason earthquakes occur.
Written by Pavithra Murugan Bird feeders are an excellent way to take care of the birds in our surroundings. This simple activity will inculcate in children, the habit of feeding the animal and bird species in their locality. It will also encourage children to learn about the different types of b
Understanding science concepts can be super fun and easy when students make simple apparatuses. This rain gauge is one such apparatus that enables students to understand the fundamentals of a gauge and in specific how easy it is to measure something like the amount of rainfall. Resources needed:
Origami is an art form that is predominantly for the aesthetics and the fun in the activity. The idea behind making a windmill with origami is that a windmill is a very basic structure that is used widely. It is an easy first step to understanding how energy is created as well as learning how to wo
Things that fly and bounce are objects of fascination for almost all the children. In this activity, we will combine the process of creating something fun and scientific at the same time. This activity is all about creating a paper plane launcher. A paper plane launcher is nothing but a simple paper
Children are usually excited to make objects that they can put to everyday use since it gives the making process much more purpose. In this activity, we’ll walk students through making magnetic compasses, which work based on the Earth’s magnetic field. Kids would love to make this since it might co
Written by Haritha Sridhar How many of us get excited looking at the mirror & making sure we look good before we step out of our homes? Almost all of us right? But did you know mirrors can actually help us win wars as well? Oh yes! For a very long time sailors, pilots & the military used the simple
Clothing is a well-organised industry where science plays a major role right from fibre to fabric. Plant or synthetic fibres are first converted to yarns and then fabrics. Weaving and knitting are two main ways to make fabrics from yarns. Weaving is the process of producing a fabric/cloth that invol
Written by Deepak Dennison What happens when one drops an egg from a height? It breaks, right? This activity is to challenge our makers to drop an egg from a height, without breaking it, by combining the magic of science and making. The primary objective of this activity is to show the students how
Written by Vallabhi Venkatesh The easiest way to understand science concepts is experimentation. It is known that students can collaborate effectively and learn quickly through experiments. This activity will help students see the environmental phenomena of fog (tiny water droplets or ice crystals
Written by Pavithra Murugan Most children, and sometimes even adults have a fascination with robots. Kids view it as a complex technology that’s often difficult to decode. Making scribble bots will break this myth, and alleviate their intimidation around robots and electrical science. A scribble
Avoid permanent adhesives as much as possible is one of the cardinal rules of all the pro-makers. Using permanent adhesives such as glues and cello tapes doesn’t provide room for alterations to our product once the adhesives set. In addition, using screws, nuts & bolts as fasteners gives the makers
Students often struggle to understand scientific concepts and as a result, are petrified of the subject. This lack of conceptual understanding eventually renders them unskilled with limited cognitive ability in the professional world. This activity was conducted keeping in mind the concept of air p
With the completion of our team building activity, we are now ready to introduce our students to the STEM(science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities. It is important to show the students how applying science concepts can be integral in solving real-world problems and also how one c
Solar energy is the most renewable form of energy. Wouldn't it be amazing to teach kids about the renewable nature of solar power, harnessing energy, and sustainability all in one activity, by majorly using the heat from the sun and some simple materials? The solar cooker activity does exactly that!
Don't we use measurements for just about everything in life? Measurement, in science, is a process of finding quantitative or numerical data that describes the property of an object or event. The science of measurement (metrology) and its application is useful right from measuring the ingredients re
Knowing the direction of the wind is an important part of predicting weather because wind brings us our weather. A wind vane is a tool for measuring wind direction and was probably one of the first weather instruments ever used. To determine wind direction, a wind vane spins and points in the direct