The easiest way ever devised to teach science to kids
Original games based on scientific principles teach kids science.
It's fun. It's easy. It works.
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Gather a gaggle of kids and ask them what they like best about school. The answer is always the same. “Playtime.”
With this in mind, some clever practitioners of educating children about science from the Terimore Institute have come up with 16 unique and fascinating kids' games of science that the kids love to play, at the same time learning a different scientific principle with each game.
Parents are rejecting TV programs and video games to amuse their children. Increasingly they are introducing their children to these Terimore Science Games.
Once the children start playing the games, the die is cast. They will spend hours playing with each other, learning about science at the same time.
One of the games called “The Riotous Rising Rocket Game” exposes the young minds to a concept that when certain things are mixed together, a chemical reaction takes place. The children are instructed to obtain some empty 35 mm film canisters, readily available free from any photo development shop. They are told to decorate the canisters with any design they wish, something representative of a rocket, and to identify the “rocket” with either their names or the name of a rocket. Something like “Moon Dancer” or “Martian Meteor”.
They are further instructed to add vinegar and baking soda to the rocket, mix it up, and watch it take off. The rocket that goes the furthest or the highest is the winner. Any number can play, and the competition is fun.
Another game explains static electricity and involves balloons that stick to the wall. Showing that fire needs oxygen to survive is a game called “Blackout”. In this game, a candle is covered with a glass, and the candle that stays lit the longest is the winner.
Still other games involve boomerangs, extra sensory perception, memory, parachutes, Newton 's Law of Physics, and much more.
The players will be doing things like predicting which substances can be dissolved in water, how to make water wheels, memory games and making rocket racers.
The best part of it all is that the children do not realize they are learning science. For them, it's just play time. Yet principles of physics, chemistry, electricity and other scientific disciplines are being learned.