Tag Archives: physics

Playground Physics

I went to the playground today with my son, and realized that the equipment at a playground could be really useful as apparatus for scientific experiments. Here are a few demonstrations of scientific principles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyGwbkKShWg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VimO7hPH5s8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rko1Hdb6hpw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xED6jYJx–I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1jErnhLEO0 How would you turn these demonstrations into experiments? What kind of data would you collect? What […]

Questions about physics from kids

My son has some questions about the world. I wonder how often these kinds of questions are asked by children? My suspicion is that almost all children ask questions like this at some point, and that how we react to their questions has a lot to do with their willingness to experiment and figure out […]