# Articles

• October 29, 2020

## 5 Magnetism Activities for Middle School Students

A series of low budget, hands-on activities to help students explore topics in magnetism. Including how to make their own compass, draw magnetic fields, and build a simple motor.
• October 22, 2020

## Autumn Leaf Science

Learn the science behind the changing color of autumn leaves, and see it for yourself with some chromatography you can do at home.
• May 14, 2020

## Stability and Center of Gravity Using Pulleys

This activity uses a pulley and some string to explore the concept of stability and how it is related to an object’s center of gravity. The activity takes 40-45 minutes. Intended for ages 11 and up. What you’ll need: Push/pull...

• May 14, 2020

## Newton's Second Law of Motion Put to the Test

This activity uses a clever apparatus to see exactly how Newton’s First law interacts with Newton’s Second law. The activity take 20-30 minutes. Intended for ages 11 and up. What you'll need: Second Law of Motion Apparatus (PH0319)  Paper and...

• May 14, 2020

## pH Explorer

5/14Have you ever tasted lemon juice and scrounged up your face, because it was too sour? Or enjoyed a refreshing drink of water and wondered why these two liquids are different? You can use this pH Explorer set to test...

• April 22, 2020

## Measurement of Wind-Speed Using an Anemometer

This activity uses an anemometer to measure wind speed. The activity take 30-40 minutes on the first day and 5 minutes on subsequent days (7 days total). Intended for ages 11 and up. What you’ll need: Small Anemometer (PH0245S) Duct...

• April 22, 2020

## Explore Mass, Volume, and Density!

This activity uses a push/pull balance, equal-volume masses, a displacement vessel, and a graduated cylinder to explore mass and density. The activity take 40-45 minutes. Intended for ages 11 and up. What you'll need: Push/pull Balance 500 g (PH0035B) Lead-Free...

• April 22, 2020

## Insect Explorer

Learn science while having fun outside! The insect collecting net is ideal for collecting flying insects without hurting them. The bug viewer provides a great temporary container for captured bugs. Transparent on all sides, little scientists can observe the bugs...