Archive for May, 2007

Sound Wave Patterns

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

(science - 2 minutes)

Here is a neat demonstration of how sound waves are affected by different frequencies.

Salt has been placed on a sheet of paper which is laying on a speaker… different frequency tones are sent through the speaker, and the paper vibrates in various ways depending on the frequency… the salt creates beautiful patterns on the paper in response to the vibrations. A neat visual way to show the different patterns created by different frequencies!

Warning: This video may make your dogs howl! lol

Just One Drop of Water

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Is there beauty in just one drop of water? You tell me.

Cornstarch & Water

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

(science - 2 minutes)

Mix cornstarch + water = a non-newtonian fluid. Or does everybody know that already? Here’s a couple examples to inspire your kids… go thou and do likewise. (Then take a look at the NEXT post where we have a video where someone has made an entire swimming pool of the stuff.)

Walking on “Liquid”

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

(science fun - 3 minutes)

Here’s a video from Spanish television, so while you might not understand what is being said, it is still easy to tell what’s going on here. They filled a pool with a mix of cornstarch and water made on a concrete mixer truck. It becomes a non-newtonian fluid. When stress is applied to the liquid it exhibits properties of a solid.

Why You Need Salt to Make Ice Cream

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

(science - 6 minutes)

Here’s another great Marshall Brain science video, wherein we make a batch of ice cream, and then learn a “cool” science fact from it: Why adding salt to your ice helps you make ice cream!. Uses a neat graph to understand the temperature change when you add salt to ice. Cool!

Audio: Horatius at the Bridge!

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Just wanted to alert everyone that over at our “sister site”, Homeschool Radio, we have just posted the winning entry in our 2007 Make-Your-Own-Radio-Program Contest!

Our winning entry this year is Jonathan Girotti’s “Horatius and the Bridge”. This GREAT dramatization of the classic story of early Rome had us RIVETED to our seats! It is a great historic tale filled with drama, action and heroism! The acting, music, sound effects and production are all superb.

We highly recommend you give it a listen!

Click here to go to this current program

Cute, adorable, lovable sleeping puppies!

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

(animals - 3 minutes)

Shhhhh… Cute, adorable, lovable sleeping puppies are in the building!

The Good Samaritan: Kids’ Animated Versions

Monday, May 28th, 2007

(animations - 3 minutes each, more or less)

How many ways can kids tell the story of the Good Samaritan… in homemade animation? Well, there’s actually LOTS of ways!

Jack Spelt and the Sandstone Caves

Monday, May 28th, 2007

(animation - 6 minutes)

Here’s a fun animated adventure story all the Lego fanatics in your household will love! What DOES happen next?

Boys & Manners!

Friday, May 25th, 2007

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