SCIENCE LAB

SCIENCE LAB

Start testing and have fun with SCIENCE

Check out these cool science experiments, made to support at-home learning, using items readily found around the house!

These resources support the WA Curriculum: Science.

Click on the links below to view these resources.

 

Flying high

Over the past 250 years, scientists have been predicting, experimenting and building to discover more about ‘flying machines’. Even today, engineers continue to test and improve on these designs, with new ideas and experiments shaping innovations in ‘flying machine’ design.

 

Nutrients matter

Households across the world create a range of waste products, many of which end up in landfill. While many families work towards becoming more sustainable by recycling or composting, there may be other simple things that we can do such as using food waste products to enhance plant growth.

 

Decay? No way!

Our baby teeth start growing when we are about six months old. Around the age of five, one by one, our baby teeth fall out and get replaced by our adult teeth. Our adult teeth, all 32 of them, are made extremely tough so they can last a lifetime.

However, certain foods and drinks can cause our teeth to decay. This can mean painful toothaches, cavities, and even dental surgery. Yikes! Have you had any tooth cavities filled? Do you know what foods and drinks might lead to tooth decay?

 

Measuring meteors

Have you ever seen a shooting star? Did you make a wish? What exactly is a shooting star? Why would we want to study them?

A shooting star is not a star at all — it is actually a meteor, a small piece of space rock or dust that has hit the Earth’s atmosphere. Meteors travel so fast (usually more than 20km/sec) that they begin to burn up due to the intense heat caused by compression and friction with the air — think of the world’s worst carpet burn and multiply by one million.

As they burn, they become visible to people on Earth. Most of the time, they burn up before hitting the Earth but occasionally they hit the Earth, causing a crater to form. Space rocks that land on Earth are called meteorites.

 

Developed in partnership with Scitech.

© Scitech &  Seven West Media Education 2020. These resources are for classroom or home use only, and may not be used or reproduced for any other purpose.

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