Toys from Trash

Flying air rockets is a relatively safe and inexpensive way for students to learn the basics of forces and the response of a vehicle to external forces. A model air rocket is subjected to four forces in flight; weight, thrust, and the aerodynamic forces, lift and drag. Here's a making of the simplest one that uses compressed air.

Help your learners build on the basics of structural engineering, courtesy Arvind Gupta. You may show Leonardo's Bridge with this activity.

Are you looking for a book that offers a fun, new perspective to science? In this review, join a mother and son as they share their experiences of one such book, called The Agenda of the Apprentice Scientist.

You might have already seen Arvind Gupta explaining the basic shapes in mathematics (& simple organic molecules) by a matchstick model. They are easier to make and very important tools helping learners visually the structures spatially.


Here is a propelling need to make and play with this toy.

Explore the basics of vacuum suction pump. 

You have read in the class that snakes don't have ears and they only respond to vibrations. Arvind Gupta invites you to make an artificial snake that dances not to your tunes but the wind you blow!

Don't throw away the plastic bottle. Instead, turn that into your pocket microscope!

Make a pyramid from a paper strip. Discuss methane structure, discuss Egyptian history, discuss non-Euclidean geometry!


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