Tag Archives: Hands-on

Sound Booth on the Cheap

Sound Booth on the Cheap

If you teach using laptops or other portable devices, chances are you have had students record something during class.  Keeping a “quiet on the set” atmosphere during these times is difficult.  What you need is a sound booth! To create this budget sound booth you need an empty paper box, spray adhesive, egg crate foam,

Hands-On Activity: Creating Moon Craters

In the following video Creating Moon Craters, teachers explain and demonstrate how students will go about determining and modeling how moon craters are formed.  Multiple items of different shapes and sizes are used to model the differences in impact on the moon.

Balloon Filling Bottle – Investigating Chemical Reactions

Students engaged in hands-on activities to learn about chemical reactions can be fun and exciting, but it is very important to be sure they understand the safety procedures before handling the materials. Watch this video as teachers demonstrate the hands-on activity Balloon Filling Bottle and the appropriate safety tips to remember.

Squish Circuits: Teaching Electricity with Play-dough

Science Teachers!  Classroom Teachers!  Wouldn’t your students love this! 4 Minute Video Demonstration with AnnMarie Thomas From TED In a zippy demo at TED U, AnnMarie Thomas shows how two different kinds of homemade play dough can be used to demonstrate electrical properties — by lighting up LEDs, spinning motors, and turning little kids into