4/30/2004 - Kathleen Damonte
This activity about tornadoes is designed to be conducted at home.
3/26/2004 - Kathleen Damonte
This month's Home Connections activity demonstrates how water gets all the way to the top of a tall tree.
2/27/2004 - Kathleen Damonte
These activities, which are designed for students to try at home, focus on Newton's First Law of Motion. A simple explanation of the law is provided along with two demonstrations of inertia.
1/30/2004 - Kathleen Damonte
This month’s Home Connections activity helps students understand the importance of the thumb for doing simple, everyday activities.
12/29/2003 - Kathleen Damonte
This activity, designed for students to do at home, introduces the concept of population sampling. Students scatter pasta on a grid and count the number of pieces in three sample boxes.
How do water striders manage to skate across the surface of a creek or pond? This article features the basics about surface tension and two activities for students to try at home.
9/26/2003 - Kathleen Damonte
Investigating chemistry concepts does not require expensive equipment or chemicals. In this chromatography experiment designed to be carried out at home, students discover that black ink is really a mixture of different colored substances.
8/1/2003 - Kathleen Damonte
This simple, at-home activity explores reaction time. Working with a partner, a student drops a ruler for the partner to catch. Measuring the distance that the ruler fell before being caught can be used to calculate reaction time.