Did you know that the shooting stars that we see in the sky at nights and admire are actually meteorites entering the earth’s atmosphere at very high speeds? When the meteorites enter the atmosphere at such high speed, a high frictional force is generated between the meteorites and the gasses surrounding it. This heat can be so high that the meteorites catch fire and appear as shooting stars in the sky!
Let’s unravel the science behind friction with four amazing activities!
- What is friction?
- Static friction (friction feed)
- Sliding friction (disc brakes in automobiles)
- Rolling friction (Ball bearings)
- How do disc brakes work? (sliding friction)
- How do rollers in printers work?
- Using lubricants to reduce friction
- Using ball bearings to reduce friction (Rolling friction)
DIY Materials: Child friendly materials to build working models and conduct activities
Activity Book that includes:
- Colourful illustrations to guide a child through model making process.
- Observation questions that help develop important critical skills like” attention to right detail” thereby developing scientific temper.
- Exercise questions to test your child’s understanding of the concepts.
- Concept map -Entire topic summarised in one page with pictorial representations.
Makes LEARNING FUN & enables DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF CONCEPTS.
Enables 21st century skills of INNOVATION & PROBLEM SOLVING through Project Based Learning (PBL) approach.
Triggers CURIOSITY & ignites the spark of Science and CREATIVITY in your child.
Improves ATTENTION SPAN & PERSEVERANCE among children in this fast paced world of instant gratification
Increases MOTIVATION TO LEARN.