Physics toys are toys whose action can be explained using physics principles. That means many toys can be physics toys! Toys are interesting and motivating for … [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!
People have been fascinated by magnetism since early times and kids enjoy magnet activities. This STEM activity uses a variety of magnets to show the force … [read more]
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]
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]