Novice Physics: Balloon-Powered Car
- What is Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion?
A: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
- How does Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion relate to the movement of your balloon-powered car?
A: The air pressure released form the balloon, powers the car to move in opposite direction.
- What word means a vehicle's capacity to gain speed within a short time?
Novice Physics: Bouncing Bubbles
- What is the job of a chemical engineer?
A: To invent, design, and create better materials to make useful products.
- What were the first bubble toys?
A: clay pipes
- Can you think of a liquid in your home that can flow?
A: milk, juice, water
- What makes a solution?
A: When two or more substances are mixed together well. When one substance dissolves into another.
- How did you improve your bubble solution?
A: By adding corn syrup.
Novice Physics: Buzzing Vibrations
- What word means a very quick back and forth motion?
- What type of motion did you use for the rubber band to vibrate and for your toy to make a buzzing noise?
A: A spinning motion.
- How does vibration produce sound?
A: Vibrations travel through the air until they are heard when they reach a person's or animal's ear.
Novice Physics: Glitter Slime
- What type of matter flows?
- What type of matter maintains it's shape?
- Is slime a liquid? Is it a solid?
A: Neither because it can behave like a liquid or a solid
- Is slime a non-Newtonian fluid? What are other examples of
A: Yes. Ketchup, toothpaste, oobleck
- Can your slime hold its shape? Does your slime flow?
A: Yes. Yes.
Novice Physics: Let's Make Snow
- How did you make your snow?
A: Mixing baking soda and hair conditioner
- How to change the consistency and texture of sodium bicarbonate when you added the hair conditioner?
A: Rough dust change to a soft dough.
- Can your snow keep its shape? What did you form with your snow?
A: Yes. A snowman.
Novice Physics: Magnetic Race Car
- What is the magnetic field of a magnet?
A: The area around a magnet in which there is magnetic force.
- How does the magnetic force relate to the movement of your car?
A: When the same poles are placed next to each other, the magnets repel each other, which makes my car move forward.
Novice Physics: "Shake It" Ice Cream
- Why do we need salt to make ice cream?
A: Because salt lowers the temperature of ice, causing ice cream to freeze faster.
- How is ice cream a colloid?
A: Because the ingredients for ice cream don’t normally mix together.
- How is the freezing point of ice cream different from the
freezing point of water?
A: Freezing point of ice cream is 27°F, the freezing point of water is 32°F.
- Did adding for salt help the ice cream freeze more quickly?
Novice Physics: Spinning Disk
- What is something in your house that can spin?
A: Clothes dryer, blender, fan, etc.
- What force makes your disk spin?
- Did the spinner have more momentum with the pennies near
the center of the disk or near the outer rim?
A: answers may vary.The area around a magnet in which there is magnetic force