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Physics for Kids

Be an Inventor, Become an Engineer

Be an Inventor, Become an Engineer

I want to be an inventor. How do I get started? I'm just a kid.
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Color & Light – Optics For Kids

Color & Light – Optics For Kids

Why is the sky blue? Demonstrations and explanations for the colors and lights we see around us.
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Electricity Experiments & Projects

I want to find out more about electricity. Electronics links for kids from your Homeschooling Guide.
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Flight Aerodynamics and Airplanes For Kids

Flight Aerodynamics and Airplanes For Kids

How to make paper airplanes, model planes, rubber band powered planes, and build homemade blimps.
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How do Buildings and Things in Buildings Work?

For kids curious how buildings work You probably live in a building and are curious about how it was built and how the things in the building work. My father was a construction engineer, so was eager to teach me how everything in our house worked. I am proud to be a woman who...
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How To Make Big Bubbles

Bubble Mixes and Tools Making Bubble Mix While many people make bubbles out of any old detergent and water, you can get the biggest, longest lasting bubbles if you use liquid detergent and syrup. Use a mixture of Dawn (or Joy) and Karo Light Syrup. With this mixture for every 1/2 cup of liquid...
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I love to make projects that really work

Create a Box Compass How To Build A Catapult This is a great little siege engine that really hurls projectiles! You just need some wood, a few screws, a rubber band and a couple of hours. This little catapult really hurls projectiles. Lego Mindstorms Brainstorm with others who love to make complicated things with...
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Inclined Plane – Simple Machines

Inclined Plane – Simple Machines

A path on a slope is an inclined plane making it easier to get the recycling bins out to the curb each week for Energy Fred. The trash container also has a wheel-and-axle to make the job easier. One morning, Tuesday, September 10, 2015, at the intersection of Crater Lake Ave and Everglades I...
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Levers – Simple Machines

Levers – Simple Machines

A lever implements a way to increase an applied force by the ratio of the applied force arm length to the working arm length.
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Physics Classes for Free

Physics Classes for Free

These physics classes are mostly for the high school level, but some are for AP physics. The physics classes are free at the time I post them, but may have a price later on. Some physics classes are specifically for homeschoolers. Books 125 Physics Projects for the Evil Genius by Jerry Silver Read Inside...
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Physics Demonstrations For Kids

Physics Demonstrations For Kids

Kids enjoy Physics Demonstrations While many of these physics demonstrations can easily be done by older students, young children may need adult help. Fermilabyrinth Come explore the science and technology of Fermilab by playing games that are online versions of the Quarks to Quasars exhibits. How Things Work Louis A. Bloomfield, Professor of Physics,...
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Plans for Making a Toy Car for Kids

Plans for Making a Toy Car for Kids

I need free plans for a toy car. Kids can build these toy cars with just a little help from a grown-up. Pinewood Derby. Mousetrap Car. Clothespin Cars.
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Pulley – Simple Machines

Pulley – Simple Machines

A pulley uses a wheel, usually with a groove along its middle, and is used for lifting. A rope goes over and around a pulley. Some pulleys have multiple wheels, making them able to lift very heavy loads.
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Robotics For Kids

Robotics For Kids

About Robotics for Kids Amateurs Competitions Driverless Cars Homeschool FLL Teams Robots, Parts & Accessories News About Homeschoolers Winning Robotics Contests Professionals Software Virtual Robots News About Homeschoolers Winning Robotics Contests Robotic Competition won by homeschooler News results about homeschoolers in robotic competitions and doing well all over the world. About Robotics for Kids...
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Simple Machines For Kids

Simple Machines For Kids

What is a Simple Machine? Simple Machines A machine is a tool used to make work easier. Simple machines are simple tools used to make work easier. Compound machines have two or more simple machines working together to make work easier. Once you are pretty sure you understand these, take the interactive quiz about...
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Wedge – Simple Machines

Wedge – Simple Machines

A wedge is a moving inclined plane. A wedge can be used to raise objects, split them in two, or hold them in place. Scissors are two thin wedges that slide against each other to break something in half. A knife is a thin wedge used to split food into two pieces.
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Wheel & Axle – Simple Machines

Wheel & Axle – Simple Machines

A wheel and axle is made up of a disk (the wheel) and a thin cylinder (the axle) attached to its center. When effort is applied to one, a useful effect is produced at the other.
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