Lasers remind us of Star Wars and parties. Lasers are associated with fun and although many other educational programs such as the Apologia science curriculum have touched the surface, I want to delve deep and enable kids to safely experience lasers and their diffraction. L.A.S.E.R. stands for Light Amplification by Simulated Emission of Radiation.
Every action triggers an equal reaction in the opposite direction. There are many experiments that can use this principle, and it's my goal to take you beyond your Apologia science curriculum experience, by making science fun and easy for you. Have you ever kicked a brick wall? Off course you ended up hurting your toe. As strange as it may sound, when you kicked the brick wall, the stationary wall exerted an equal reaction force in the opposite direction, and therefore you felt the pain.
Chemistry makes a very interesting subject for a home school science curriculum, as it deals with the reaction between two substances, change of colors, and the production of heat, light and sound energy. We see change all around us such as boiling of an egg, the popping of pop corn, the ripening of bananas, the baking of muffins, the burning of firewood, the bursting of a cracker, the tearing of a paper sheet, the lighting up of a match stick, the rotting of garbage, the rolling of dough, etc.
If online homeschool is your choice, I have some great activities that you will love. Here's one such activity in which I will teach you to build your own pulley. Hangar Pulley: Make a cut in the center of the base of a wire coat-hanger (imagine cutting the base of a triangle). Now take a wooden thread spool and pass one free end of the recently cut hanger wire all through it (left to right) and bend the free end.
I never fail to add simple machines as a home school curriculum topic, as simple machines are interesting as well as intriguing. Levers and pulleys are two types of simple machines that help to multiply force. They enable you to do more work with less force. To understand what a lever is imagine a see-saw in the park. The plank that tilts from side to side is a lever, and the support in the center of the plank on which the plank pivots is the fulcrum.
Doing well in HSC sciences requires a slightly different approach than HSC maths or English subjects. HSC sciences, like Chemistry, Physics and Biology, place a heavy focus on the syllabus. Detailed knowledge and familiarisation of the syllabus is very important. TIP 1: Know the syllabus Knowing the syllabus very important. Firstly, all HSC science exams can only test you on content within the syllabus.
I always see to it that the home school science curriculum I design helps you to learn at your home, using examples from everyday life and materials you can find around your home. You use electricity every day. Can you imagine life without electricity? Static electricity is electricity that is static or stationary, and we experience it on a daily basis.
A volcano is actually formed when molten rock, ash and gases are spewed from a rupture in the crust of the earth. As the molten lava that accumulates around the rupture solidifies, the volcanic mountainous structure is formed. Homeschool programs that I design always consist of activities involving the making and working of a volcano. Some structures are cone shaped as the lava is thicker and solidifies before it travels far enough.
In the homeschool science projects that I teach, I call this "The Science of Slime." You will experience the same slimy feeling that you experience while holding a fish or a squid. Eeks! Here are some fun homeschool science activities that you can do at home. Bouncy Gunk Take half a cup of water and mix a teaspoonful of Borax (found at the laundry section of your grocery store) in it.
A volcano need not erupt from a mountain; in fact, there are many volcanoes that erupt in the sea. We live on the hard outer covering of the earth called the crust. Below the earth's crust there is a lot of molten rock called magma, which is less dense than the solid rock and therefore pushes upwards towards the earth's crust (just as a hot air balloon rises in the air).