Friday, September 5, 2014

Big Science Everyday Stuff

Everyone seems to think that science is big and complicated.  It can be but it doesn't have to be. 

Many big concepts can be shown using the simplest things. This box of bouncy balls can be used to show kinetic molecular theory, conservation of momentum, and the dynamics of collisions. 

Ordinary pennies can be used to explore data analysis and isotopes. 

Paper clips, clothes pins, string, paper, glue, and plastic bags are just part of the arsenal used by science teachers to show the big ideas in small things.

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