Hello, young learners. We are happy that you have enjoyed making really interesting objects like a bird feeder and a kite in our previous editions.
Today being National Science Day, our neighbourhood scientist Kiki asked me to think of some activities that are science-based. So, let’s explore two activities that are fun and easy to make, that too with things that you can mostly find at home. As an added bonus, you can learn science through them! Before we get started with the activities, you need to remember to have an adult nearby to guide you and help with some difficult steps.
Are you excited? Here we go!
This is one of the most interesting activities that I have ever tried. We are going to make a parachute! I am sure you must have seen parachutes in cartoons, films or books as they transport people to the ground when aircrafts fail. You can make this little toy parachute anywhere and can join hands with your friends to learn from this experiment as well.
2. Take the very long thread and cut it into four pieces. Each of them can be around 25-30 cm long – as long as a foot ruler. (ENSURE AN ADULT HELPS YOU)
3. In the tea cup, make two holes on the top and two holes at the bottom. Tie a thread in all the four holes of the pl and leave them hanging.
4. Connect the four ends of the thread to the four ends of the cover.
5. Place the toys in the cup and drop it from the top floor.
A tip: Try the same experiment with toys of varying weights and measure the time it takes for the parachute to fly down to the ground.
Aren’t these observations interesting?!
Not all of you may have seen a volcano explode but you may have learnt about it in school. As much as it’s scary to see the explosion and hot molten lava flowing out of the volcano, it’s also interesting to observe, right? We can create something similar with just three things available in your own kitchen. Of course, you need the help of an adult here too!
Did you have fun while learning some important concepts in science? Please share your experience in comments or in an email to [email protected] We will be happy to see some photos or videos too.
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