Introduction – The Physics Fair Guidance for Guides
Here are the supporting materials to get you ready for The Physics Fair!
Lesson 1 – Rainbow Science
Can you believe your eyes? Find out how white light can be divided into the colors of the rainbow.
Lesson 2 – Falling for Newton
Why do things fall down? Do heavy things fall faster than light things? Investigate to learn about the pushes and pulls in your environment.
Lesson 3 – Get the Word Out
How can we let others know about our fair? Design a fair test using “flyers” like paper airplanes.
Lesson 4 – A Mass of Munchies
A heavy box has arrived! How will we move it? Find out how mass and friction change the amount of force needed to move an object.
Lesson 5 – Fun and Games
Every fair has to have games. Invent and test one of three game activities that use understanding of force and motion.
Lesson 6 – Signs and Sounds
Come one, come all! Everyone is welcome! Explore your fair site for ramps, barriers, and key signage. Then investigate how forces can be used to make music for the fair.
Lesson 7 – Science Solves a Mystery
The munchies for the fair are missing! Solve a mystery using your STEM skills.
Lesson 8 – Newton at the Theme Park
What forces can be found on the playground? Are these forces the same at a theme park? Design your own playground or theme park ride to demonstrate what you have learned about pushes and pulls.