Join us this term for The Science of Motion!
Mix of Hands-on Labs and engaging Theory Lessons
If a "crocagator" were chasing you do you think you could out run it? How would you do in a race with a cheeta? Think you could beat a koala? What about a drop-bear? Since you might get eaten testing some of these out, it may be best to learn to calculate your velocity and compare it to various animals.
Time to apply what you learned last week, and see if you can measure the speed of some hot wheels!
We are taught that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, but is it the fastest?
Can you discover the fastest track shape for the hot wheels to achieve maximum velocity!
An Impulse is a force applied over a distance.
What happens if you apply the greatest force you can to an egg (throw it as hard as you can)?
Can you find way to save the egg using science!
We will also look at how scientists used these concepts to land the rover on Mars!
When you throw a ball you are applying an impulse to it. What if we change the distance you can apply that force over? See what happens as we mess with your ability to throw a ball.
Then explore if what you think you learned from throwing also applies to blowgun! Use a real blow gun to fire darts at a target.
How does the length of the barrel effect the impulse?
Pendulums were used in clocks long before we had digital watches, but how do they work? Do they work very well?
You will find out all about pendulums and the amazing things they can do this week!
Then use what you’ve leaned about pendulums to build a wave machine!
To make your wave machine work you will get to use Maths and the pendulum equation!
You will do various pendulum experiments to learn how they work.
We have used Newton’s laws of motion to get us to the moon, but what exactly are they, and how do we use them?
What does Newton think will happen when you throw a ball while standing on skateboard?
Can cats use Newton’s laws to land on their feet?
It’s always fun to end the term with a BANG!
You will fire a mini cannon in various ways as you try to prove Newton’s third law!
Next term's classes will begin in 2020 (dates TBA)