Make an inclinometer or dipping compass
Airplane pilots often make use of a device called an 'inclinometer' to give them an idea of the angle...September 21, 20150
Demonstrate how a total solar eclipse works
A total solar eclipse, also called totality, occurs when a shadow, called an 'Umbra', falls on a region of...
Illustrate the earth’s magnetic field on a piece of paper
All magnetic fields have a similar shape no matter what the size of the magnet. The earth is in...
Prove the rotation of the earth with Foucault’s pendulum
We know that the earth moves around its own axis once every 24 hours, providing us with day and...
Calculate how fast the earth rotates in this simple science experiment
Various forces exist in nature that we are unable to see or feel. One such force is the force...
Make a sundial to tell the time
The Chinese, Greeks and the Romans developed a device for telling the time known as a 'sundial'. Make your...
Simulate the refraction patterns of stars in the sky
Stars are so far away from the earth, that when you look up at the stars in the sky,...
Learn about the phases of the moon with your own moon box
A good way to understand the phases of the moon is to examine the sun's effect on the moon...
Learn how to find the north star in the night skies
The constellations called the 'Big Dipper' and the 'Little Dipper', located in the northern sky, near the pole are...
Demonstrate the gravitational centre of the earth and the moon’s orbits
All nine of the planets in our galaxy orbit around the sun, and the moons orbit around the planets....