All posts tagged science for kids

How do mirrors work? How are mirrors made?

How Do Mirrors Work? How Are Mirrors Made?

PickyKidPix broke her full length mirror, not once but twice. I hope that’s not 14 years of bad luck.  She hated the replacement mirror that my husband installed and wanted to replace it, yet again, herself.

How do mirrors work? How are mirrors made?

This mirror drama got my son thinking and asking about how mirrors work. I was hoping that he could build his own mirror as a science experiment, but it turns out that mirrors are quite complicated to make.

How do mirrors work? How are mirrors made?

Here’s how mirrors work:

When photons — rays of light — coming from an object (your smiling face, for example) strike the smooth surface of a mirror, they bounce back at the same angle. Your eyes see these reflected photons as a mirror image. from Wonderopolis Read more…

Math and science are cool posts PragmaticMom Pragmatic Mom Education Matters

My Top 10 Education Posts on Science and Math

Science and Math Ideas to do at Home with Kids

I wanted to post more on science and math this past year, and I am heartened to find that these are popular posts. I will post more on math and science apps in 2012 as well (my New Year’s resolution!). And I will research more books with math concepts. My son’s first grade teacher has a bin that is labeled books with math concepts so I will take a peek there! Read more…

Earth may soon have a second sun

2nd Sun for Earth

I was reading about Obama’s call to science for the United States and I wholeheartedly agree. We just don’t do a great job in the sciences here, particularly to make it intuitive and exciting. And it IS exciting! I am going to make more of an effort to post on science including science-y fiction. I found this article on Digg, and I have reposted an excerpt. Exciting news: “The red supergiant star Betelgeuse is getting ready to go supernova, and when it does Earth will have a front-row seat. The explosion will be so bright that Earth will briefly seem to have two suns in the sky… just in case anyone is concerned, Betelgeuse is way too far away from Earth to do us any damage” Read more…