Wow Them with Physics!

Wow Them with Physics!

Today I had the pleasure of conducting a workshop at Lynnhaven Elementary for parents and students. My goal-to show parents how they can do science at home with simple activities and materials. In 50 minutes I did 4 experiences-one dealt with disappearing water (a really cool magic trick that can be explained by science), water gels, refracting glasses, and the final activity-The Egg Drop!! Parents loved this one and with a little practice, I had all of the students and parents successful in getting the egg to drop!! Check out this video to watch how it works in slow mo!! If you feel lucky, try it out for yourself! Here is what you need:

  • Solo cup
  • Pie pan
  • Toilet paper tube
  • Egg

To complete the task you must have no fear!! Repeat that to yourself-no fear, no fear, no fear.  As you will see in the video, the key is to hit the pie pan and follow through in a straight line motion. Don’t hit down or you will cause the cup to spill or cause the pie pan to flip!!

Let me know if you were successful!! Tag your post or pictures using this hashtag: #justsimplesciencewithjennysue

Go Science!

 

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