Plastic cup chicken sound activity demonstrates how sound can be made with a string and amplified with a cup. This STEM activity uses a string, a cup, and a … [read more]
Why can’t school be more like summer camp?By approaching lessons and units with the perspective of camp counselors, you can inject the wonder and motivation that so often disappears in our testing-crazy times. Tutu is a name for a grandparent in Hawaii. When our grandsons come to spend time with us, we say they are at Camp Tutu! Welcome to Camp Tutu, my way of energizing science lessons!
A floating diver toy depends on buoyancy and an object's ability to float in water. This STEM activity uses a Cartesian diver to show how pressure can change … [read more]
The straw sound activity makes drinking straws into musical instruments. The explanation for how it works uses physics and music. Safety note: Be sure to … [read more]
The sound hose whirly tube is often considered a toy. Sound can be somewhat mysterious, since you can't see it! But the corrugated singing tube helps teach some … [read more]
The drinking bird is a happy little party toy that has been around since the 1920s. The cute bird has a glass body, a felt head, and a top hat. The mysterious … [read more]