Wood Sticks Archive

Bracelets and Wood Water Absorption

Today we bring you a beautiful craft with a scientific base. It is again an idea we found in Pinterest to make some colorful bracelets with wooden craft sticks. To turn this craft into a science project you can make a research on the behavior of wood under certain circumstances, in order to find out the best way to make those bracelets. You need some craft sticks or popsicle sticks …

Scientific Toys: Small Catapult

Last week we talked about learning with toys based on a scientific principle. Today we will continue playing with physics by manufacturing a small catapult from simple materials. The idea came from this page, which explained step by step how it is made. Before starting you will need 7 wooden sticks (the ones that they sell for arts and crafts classes similar to the tongue depressors used by the doctors …

A Homemade Balanced Mobile

Have you ever heard about Calder Mobiles? And I’m talking about the mobiles that hang from the ceiling and move with the wind… I must confess that didn’t know about them until I found this proposal on the “La main à la pâte” website, a French foundation. As an introduction to this session, we’ve been working on the balance and scales subject. And the construction of this balanced mobile is an …

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 …