In this article we show how similar principles can be used to move a polystyrene ball in a circular path.
Andy Markwick and Kevin Watts explore properties and changes of materials, introducing some ideas for chemistry activities.
Bert Nagel explores how, using just drinking straws and staples, you can make wands that produce beautiful soap bubbles.
Bert Nagel shares another interesting and simple adaptation to create something special out of the ordinary.
Claire Walker describes how one child's question created buzz and excitement leading to an engaging and productive investigation for her class
Matter can be described and explained in a number of ways, using models of increasing complexity depending on the intended audience.
Deborah Wilkinson and Wayne Stallard consider how materials can support learning and teaching in the primary classroom.
Lego has provided the building blocks of many children's early years.
Nicki Wise, Deb McGregor and James Bird describe the impact of using iPads to help children aged 8 and 9 think about materials.
The study and understanding of paleomagnetism has been pivotal in the development of the theory of plate tectonics.
Rachel Linfield shows how her 'old fashioned' ways can help with enquiry, questions and much more all nicely wrapped too!
Rania Gikopoulou describes how her 5th graders (age 11) learn about abstract phenomena through models of their microscopic structure.