Sunday, March 13, 2011

Fun Science Sunday

Science Sunday

This week's Science Sunday comes directly from Steve Spangler Science.

Items needed: jar or glass

coins

index card

interested small children

The object of this experiment was to get the coin into the jar without touching the coin.

We got a penny into a jar without touching it, using Newton's Law of Inertia.
The first Law of Motion states that an object at rest will remain at rest unless an outside force acts upon it. When you "flick" the card---on an even path---out from under the coin, there is no force on the penny, only on the index card.

This has great WOW! appeal. Sure to impress all the big brothers and sisters---and even the grandparents.

5 comments:

Rhonda said...

I love how he is concentrating so hard on getting them in the jar. Great work and a great science lesson.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

We had a lot of fun with this one too, a while back - I love Steve Spangler ideas!

Lori said...

Oh, fun! My son would love that. Thanks for sharing.

Ticia said...

Wow he is concentrating so hard. I'm impressed

Carmen said...

This is a neat science lesson! My little ones would enjoy it.