This video runs about 10.5 minutes, but it is well worth the time. Grab a latte or whatever, sit back and absorb some science inquiry teaching advice on a possible STEM activity or science demo with your students or children on Newton's third law of motion. Isaac Newton identified gravity and the laws of motion; but did you ever
see how cool Newton's Cradle is? These are so
much fun to experiment with - and a great gift
idea for birthdays of any occasion!
Want to do something amazing with your child or children? Got a leaf blower? A utility or beach ball? An extension cord? Then you're all set! Well, almost, ear plugs will help save your hearing - so that's an important thing to do as well. Anyway, have a BALL! It's like magic and you'll feel like a
David Copperfield magician. What FUN!
Everybody has to see this classic experiment at least once in their life. But Mr. McWiz not only shows you the egg-in-a-bottle experiment - he EXPLAINS HOW IT WORKS! Have fun with McWiz as he shows parents and teachers how to do this.
This is a simple experiment that you can do with any child. It's an "EGG-speriment". It's also a chemical reaction that you could turn into a fun experiment at home or at school. It could also be a health lesson about teeth. Kids getting bored on Zoom? This is easy peasy fun with adult supervision and your guidance. Spring-board into more experiments by sharing ideas with others. Collaborate. Brainstorm. Have synergy!
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!
1. A latex balloon
2. Any pop or soda can that's empty
3. A wool sweater or a good head of hair that hasn't used conditioner
4. A flat level surface
5. Yard or meter stick
Simply rub or stroke the balloon and the wool together about ten times. Then hold the balloon over the can, but not directly over it. Does it move? Ask: "What if we stroked the can with the wool twenty times. What would you predict will happen?"
Have your child tell you exactly what they saw. Ask them what they know about static electricity. Ask: "What would happen if we cut up a bunch of small newspaper pieces. Do you think the balloon will pick up the pieces?" Then ask: "What do you think would happen if we stroked a plastic stick pen with the wool or in your hair? Do you think the pen would pick up or attract the newspaper pieces also?" Guess or make a prediction!
In this video Mr. McWiz demonstrates how parents can help their children make a marshmellow blaster that can pulverize meteors in earth's atmosphere. A challenge is made to design a better one that Mr. McWiz has made - that can shoot really far; to knock down those meteors BEFORE they become meteorites! Can turn into a good lesson on meteoroid, meteor and meteorites. Do YOU know the difference?
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!
Mr. McWiz gives you the pinhole camera concept to show parents and teachers how to make a candle flame appear upside down - like it does in the back of the eye! Like experimenting with light optics? Order this Optics Science Kit with over 40 experiments you can do! Find out more - click!
Ages 8 and up.
Newton's Laws of motion are incredibly important to understand, not just for science - but for LIFE. Mr. McWiz demos the first law of motion with some kitchen science that any parent or teacher can do. It's fun for the kids and parents alike. Easy demo for teachers in the classroom and doesn't take a lot of time to gather materials and gather your thoughts with some good questions.
This is a short clip to demo an experiment from Mr. McWiz (another science guy) and his book McWizKid Science. ScienceGuy911.com is the site you can download this experiment book for kids from or purchase a hard copy version. This demo was about Bernoulli's Law and how you can engage the fascination of a child with something as simple as a hair dryer and a balloon! Check out this great video
Many children believe that the heavier the object, the faster the object will fall. Use this experiment (#53) from our book as an opener for exploring gravity. Then pretend you take a space ship around the house looking for two objects that will challenge that conclusion. Next, blast off into space and see how distance and mass (like weight) of moons, planets and stars pull on each other - this is the universal law of gravity. Thank you Isaac Newton!
Check out this video that will challenge you and your kids to see if you can do what Mr. McWiz can do. It demonstrates Bernoulli's Law - the same law that makes planes fly! After you try the dime in the dish, try a nickel or two. Keep your blast of air LEVEL with the table. Fascinate your child's curiostiy of flight with the Thames & Kosmos Ultralightplanes kit, as young as 8 year old kids can build five experimental gliders while learning all about the physics of flight. Ages 8+