Reveals the science behind buoyancy and why objects float, even if they are large cruise or military vessels. Features colorful photographs and illustrations.
Discover unexpected ways to turn common materials into crafty contraptions that range from surprisingly simple to curiously complex. In vivid color photos, you'll be guided to create slingshot rockets, unique catapults, and even hydraulic-powered machines...
Max Axiom Science and Engineering Activities Series - Super Cool Construction Activities
KIT:If you place a lighted piece of paper inside the milk bottle and then place a [hardboiled] egg on top of the bottle, the fire goes out and the egg is mysteriously pushed into the bottle, whole! A perfect demonstration of warm air expanding, and cool air contracting - it's the cooling of the heated air inside the bottle that allows the atmosphere to "push" the egg inside.
Rotate the disk and see new sand patterns forming for the next 30 minutes.
KIT: Many earth processes, such as volcanism, weather systems, ocean circulation and plate tectonics involve the movement of fluids due to variation in density.
KIT: LEGO Dacta pneumatics: Build a press, a hoist and air pump to demonstrate the power of air.
KIT:Students gain real understanding of atmospheric pressure when they try to pull apart these two specially designed rubber suction cups. Affordable demonstrator requires no vacuum pump.
KIT:Use this beautiful glass globe to teach your students about the amazing properties of air pressure. Simply stretch the neck of the balloon over the mouth of the bottle and blow into the balloon. Once it's inflated, insert the rubber stopper into the hole at the bottom of the bottle. The balloon remains inflated though nothing seems to be stopping the air from escaping! A great starter for atmospheric pressure discussions.
KIT:This dual scaled (940-1060 millibars and 700/800 millimeters) barometer features movable pointer, bold black markings in strong case, a keyhole mounting in the back, and easily read scales. Useful for predicting shifts in weather as predicted by local atmospheric pressure changes.
KIT: Steve Spangler's soda bottle science: cartesian divers:Learn about the origin of the Cartesian Diver and how it works in Steve Spangler's Soda Bottle Science book. Filled with dozens of illustrations, this book teaches you how to make more than 20 variations on the classic Cartesian Diver.