Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Physics Exam


A Fun Physics Experiment

Pay attention, there will be an exam later... 

Do you remember this?
I believe this is everyone's first exposure to the science of aerodynamics.


 Intro to Aerodynamics 101
The science behind the play:
Aerodynamics = study of forces (wind, blowing into a straw) and the resulting motion of objects through the air.
Play: the air you blow into the straw causes the paper to fly off. The harder you blow the further the paper will go. Blow lightly into the straw then blow hard. Compare the distance the paper flew. What happened?

Trajectory = the path of a object moving through space under the influence of some force (thrust, wind, gravity, etc.)
Play: blow into the straw while holding it level with your mouth and see how far the paper goes. Now tilt the straw up and blow. Compare the distances. What happened?


 

14 comments:

  1. It looks like your little guy is having a blast learning science! That's always nice when you can combine education with fun.

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    1. Who wouldn't like shooting paper across a table?! I sure loved it when i was little... cough cough and a few days ago!!! I agree with you whole heartedly, learning should be fun and I try my best to keep it that way!
      Thanks for the visit hope you come back and see us again!
      Be blessed,
      Julie

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  2. I think any kid would be ecstatic to learn science while shooting paper across the table. That is a really fun idea. You might be able to turn it into an amusing birthday party game (if they were aiming to hit something).

    : 0 ) Theresa (Capri + 3)

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    1. Our target was Aunt Tina who was innocently sitting on the other side of the table. LOL
      Never thought of it as a party game, great idea! Thanks!

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  3. How Fun! What a fun way to introduce some science into play! Thanks for sharing on the We Made That Linky!

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  4. What fun! Your kiddo is going to be science genius before too long. My son says he wants to be a robot scientist.

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    1. Too funny! My Little Mister loves robots too! We have been doing several robotIE things lately that I was going to bundle into one post. I guess at least 1 person my enjoy it! LOL

      Be blessed and thanks for the comment!
      Julie

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    2. I just realized that I forgot to tell you that I linked to this post last Monday because of the vocabulary you use with your kiddo. http://keithaschaos.blogspot.com/2012/09/catapult.html

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  5. My husband and I did something similar when the children were younger and it was so much fun! I love hands on science lessons like this. Thank you for linking up to my Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop.

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  6. How fun!!! Hmmm... we have straws... I can see this happening later on today!
    Those turned out really cute! I love it!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

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  7. This is so easy,fun and reminds me of my younger days. There is nothing wrong with being a nerd. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

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  8. haha! what a blast! look at that face! thanks for sharing at tip-toe!

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  9. Oh, how fun!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  10. I love this idea. I just found your blog - I love the title! You really have some great ideas for children's activities (I saw the dino footprints and storage - awesome stuff.)

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