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Why does our Voice Sound Different when Recorded?

You must have ever heard your voice from a recording and you have thought that it sounds different. It could also be that you thought it was not your voice because it sounded sharper even shrill, different from the voice you are used to hearing, right? Do you know why does this happen?When you hear a recording of your voice, you are hearing the sound that reaches your ears through …

Heat Wave

Today, we’ll show you a simple experiment that is not only related to our meteorological project, but also as a part of a bigger project aimed at studying the effects of sun and heat. We begin by observing the effect of the sun on different materials. We chose several samples such as: a stone, a bolt, a colored wax crayon, a bit of cheese, a chocolate square, a jelly bean, …

Experimenting with Balance: Scales

Today we went through an activity of making, playing and experimenting with a scale that could be considered to be both physics and math. As we have already previously introduced the subject of balance with a play session in the park’s seesaws or manufacturing a home made seesaw, we went on to build our scale. On the blog homeschoolenpuebla.blogspot.com, I came across a great idea to manufacture one, by making …

Movement: Levers and Catapults

We continued working on our motion project studying the way leverage functions: levers and catapults. With the levers we’ve toyed with the concept of balance, as we described in this post. But the catapults have been spectacularly successful for the amusement it provided for our boys. We easily built ​​our catapults using a block of wood (carpentry excess) on which we’ve glued a wooden peg on which we finally stuck …

In Motion: Keeping Balance

We continue with our experiments about movement, investigating now into balance. We started the session outside in the playground, the perfect place to experiment with movement as well as balance: swings, seesaws, slides… In this case, we were experimenting with seesaws. First only one kid sat on one end and we were observing what happened. What do we need now in order to keep balancing up and down? We need …