Fun and Free Physics Resources for Homeschool
Wanna know what I geek out about? Books and experiments that teach difficult concepts in a way kids can understand. A lot of you picked up my lists of book recommendations for Biology. I’m in the final stages of my Physics for elementary kids recommendations now, and the more I work on it, the geekier I get. I mean, I get REALLY excited about it. There are some wonderful authors out there writing about things like the speed of light and quantum mechanics… for elementary kids. I don’t know why I love that so much, but I do.
The funny part is that we’re still finishing a year of biology, so we’re studying human anatomy right now. But yesterday, the kids took out several of our physics experiments kits and enjoyed the heck out of them. It was great. One benefit of geeking out about science is that it’s contagious. 🙂
This is one of the kids’ favorite experiment kits. It’s called the Fun Fly Stick. it’s basically a small Van de Graaff generator built into a wand, with some thin aluminum shapes that will float when charged. The kit says 14+, but that’s because some of the pieces are quite delicate. My 9 and 11 year old love this set.
If you’re looking for a super fun kit to study static electricity, check it out on Amazon or find it at Rainbow Resource.
I also found this great FREE resource for teaching about magnetism, thanks to NASA. The .pdf includes teacher resources and clear experiments for understanding magnetic fields and creating an electrical current using magnets. Download it free here.
Do you have any favorite experiments, books, or games for learning about Physics? Share them in the comments! Thanks for reading and visiting Multimedia Homeschool!