Nearly 40 Science Videos for You to Enjoy!
Here is a wonderful walk through a scientific problem solving process that is closely akin to STEM thinking. Mr. McWiz has called it a "Whirlygig" rover; designed, with you the listener, in a step-by-step journey as to how to solve the problem identified. As a teacher, parent or grandparent you can have hours of enjoyment engaging in this scientific journey with Mr. McWiz. 10 min.
This is a simple but fun experiment where Mr. McWiz challenges you to see how long mom or dad can hold a candle flame to a balloon without it popping. There's a trick to it. Caution: You may want to wear your bathing suits to do this one! This can turn into a fun experiment with several variables to try out. Enjoy - but cover up your computer! Tell your friends if you're having fun!
These are over 65 fun and fascinating science experiments for kids ages 6 to 99. It has user-friendly and mostly easy-to-find materials. You'll be amazed how much your child and YOU will learn. The explanation pages are easy to understand and help every parent or grandparent become the expert when their child asks "WHY does it work that way?" This comes with an experiment science book that has two valuable McWizKid Science "how to" videos where you can see many of the experiments demonstrated to make it easier for you to do.
Mr. McWiz demonstrates the amazing gyroscope in this short video. Gyroscopes were developed by Foucault, a French scientist, who showed how this device could defy the rotation of the earth!
It was also used to navigate ocean ships and airplanes as early as 1909. You will be fascinated to watch this with your child and experiment with this amazing science toy! Get one today!
Learn about radiant energy (heat) with this cool device! The vane inside a glass bulb spins as light hits it (the rate of spinning varies with the intensity of light). The kit comes with an assembled radiometer and instructions with scientific explanations of the phenomena and six experiments. Buy one for about $12
Step-by-step directions on how to make a simple electromagnet you can show your kids - with some scientific follow up activities. Your child will have a ball and never forget the time you made an electromagnet together. You can order bell wire from Amazon if you need it, but watch it anyway! It is so cool to make one of these. CAUTION! Wear goggles when doing this. Order a electromagnet kit with 5 experiments.
Writing a Paragraph with SCIENCE - is a unique way of motivating reluctant writers to write! By attaching fun science to the writing experience the event suddenly has purpose and is scientifically more enjoyable for the child - AND the parent. Try it! You'll both have fun doing this.
Entertain your children with these really cool SMOKE DONUTS. Then have a "donut party" with some birthday hats and celebrate all the fun you can have with doing science experiments together. Have some donut company deliver a box of mixed donuts to your door. YUM! Science Guy 911 - here to help!
Mr. McWiz shows parents and teachers how to make a really fun air cannon out of a soda bottle!
Kids see the invisible effects of air movement on snuffing out tea candles and the children can then connect sound sending molecules of air vibrating to someones ears! LOTS of enjoyment for parents to do with their children. Then they can view the smoke donuts video to see how the air movement really looks coming out of the soda bottle. VERY enjoyable activity.
He is a science teacher, who LOVES teaching kids science, writing and reading. Nominated for the Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science, he has written several books, including McWizKid Science and Rhyme'n Time Phonics. But most importantly, he's inspired students to reach for the stars, like a young boy named Yuri Kubo, who now works for Space X and has been an important part in recent space launches at NASA. Mr. McWiz has also been featured in newspapers in Indiana. Mr. McWiz is a board certified teacher in the state of Florida. We also have a great children's poetry phonics book to help you teach word families to young readers. Mr. McWiz is also an affiliate marketing partner with several large companies. When you click blue buttons they sometimes will take you offsite to one of these companies so you can learn more about a product.
This video is for parents, grandparents or teachers teaching older children ages 12+ who love electromagnetism. You can turn this into a STEM lesson, or a simple experiment with graphing results as you research the rpm's of the homopolar motor. This is LOTS of fun for parents or teachers who have kids that need an enjoyable scientific challenge. Like working with electricity? Order your own electrical kit. Or if you have a child fascinated with motors - check out
this electric motor kit.
This is a video to give parents and teachers a fun science activity to do with just some household items; a magnet, staples, and a large paper clip. After asking your child the question above, then follow the demo to have THEM try doing it. After that, go around the home asking, "attract or not" to different objects and see how many they can get right...and YOU. Be sure NOT to put the magnet on anything electronic or it could ruin the object. Order a discovery magnet kit. 4+
This is experiment 34 in our science book. This is a GREAT activity to do with your child during all this indoor time. See if you can figure out what direction your living room is positioned N-S-E-W. Label four pieces of paper and tape them on the wall. Play "compass kid" where your child turns in one of the directions that you call out. Then teach them the intermediate directions!
This video shows some fun things to do with a 2 liter soda bottle. For example, you can seem to defy gravity with a fork and spoon assembly hanging over the edge of a bottle opening. Mr. McWiz shows you another neat trick you can do with a ketchup packet submerged in water. Make a "Five Minute Magic Show" for your video friends using some of the demos from this website. You'll be a celebrity!
Prisms were studied by some great scientists, like Isaac Newton. They are fascinating the way they refract light from the electromagnetic spectrum. Children up to adults are mesmerized by the separation of colors. Order a high-quality seven-piece acrylic lens and prism set that is useful for teaching a wide variety of optical principles. You get three lenses and four prisms.
GREAT VALUE. This is an eleven story book of enjoyable (actually funny silly) poetry! Kids love and laugh with silly stories. A study by Wylie and Durrall identified 37 phonograms showing how over 500 words may be learned by using word families - which this book uses and in poetic verse! This is a large short and long-vowel poetic pattern emergent reader book with r-controlled vowel sounds as well. It even comes with ten word pattern lists and pre and post tests for reading assessment of new words learned. All of this plus this book has "Extended Response" Questions for you to ask at the end of the story. The child can color the pages when done! Great for ESOL students also! This book has a LOT to offer. Eleven fun stories - in poetry, with word families bolded, AND assessments to track progress with 11 word lists. 277 pages. A smart choice.