Paper Archive

Scientific Toys: The Acrobat

We already know the importance of play for childhood learning and of course for science learning as well. But if we also introduce simple science toys based on physical principles into this play, we also get to present science as something useful, practical and attractive. On the webpage Toys from trash one can find many ideas on how to make toys from recycled material, along with many other simple experiments …

Physics Games with Angry Birds

Last on week our Facebook page we published a photo of our workshops in which we showed boys and girls playing with some very special “angry birds“. We came across this idea that fits perfectly for a nice play session where we could also study elasticity, which was the theme we were working on at that time in our workshops. The idea is to set up a big slingshot using …

Snowflakes: Geometry and Physics

We‘ve been decorating our house windows with snowflakes cut out of paper. For the little ones this is a very nice project where they can discover the symmetry of snowflakes and experiment with different structures. But do you know why the snowflakes have that hexagonal shape? What is the science behind these beautiful structures? Snowflakes are made out of ice crystals that form in clouds. Clouds are formed from thousands …