Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Angular Momentum with Zomes

The final section of Objects in Motion is about angular momentum.  We read this section and discussed how points farther from the center move faster than those closer.  We also had a spinning chair in the room that they made use of to show how they spin faster with their limbs closer to their bodies.

There's a lot you can do with spinners to supplement this section.  We used Zomes to build spinners, seeing who could build the one that spun the longest.

Next, Liquids and Gases...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

You may have noticed, or maybe stopped noticing, the tabs at the top of the blog under the banner that have led to blank pages, or at least previously blank pages.  I have finally gotten around to actually creating those pages.

The structure of each is similar.  The top part of the page is topic-related picture and two links, the top icon is linked to my Diigo list of website for that subject and the bottom icon is linked to my LibraryThing book list for it. Below all that is the Our Favorites section with resources I have found especially helpful.

Hopefully those pages will help you find more homeschool science resources to enjoy with your family and co-op. Click on them and let me know what you think!