Cool Science Experiments For Kids

This site contains some science experiments for kids to do @home or school
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    June 19th, 2009CTLiving Things

    Kids, today we gonna learn two new words.

    STIMULI and RESPONSE

    So, what is Stimuli ? and whst is Response?

    Let’s define Stimuli:

    Stimuli are changes that occur around us in the environment.

    Hey doc, the words changes around us sound deep.

    Ok, ok. Let me give you guys some example of changes a.k.a Stimuli
    Stimuli is known to us as touch, pain, heat, cold, sounds, food (chemicals) and light.

    Let me further explain the stimuli to you.
    - You feel and touch objects, that is a stimuli
    - You look at things around you, that is a stimuli
    - You feel cold, or hot, that is a stimuli
    - You feel pain whe you fall down, that is a stimuli
    - You hear sound, that is a stimuli
    - You taste a burger, that is a stimuli

    By now you should know what is astimuli. But, in our daily life, we deal with millions of stimuli and we call that Stimulus, which mean a lot of stimuli or plural form of stimuli.

    When a stimuli or stimulus come to us. We response to it or them.
    For every stimuli there is a response to it weather we aware or not. For example, when we touch anything hot like iron, we will feel pain. The response would be pulling back the hand to avoid pain.

    Human need to respond to stimuli in order to protect themselves from danger or for survival.

    For example:

    Stimuli Responses
    Stepping on sharp objects like thumbtacks

    Stepping on sharp objects like thumbtacks

    Stepping on sharp objects, we quickly pull away our foot

    We quickly pull away our foot

    Smelling bad smells

    Smelling bad smells

    Covering nose quickly to keep out the bad smells

    Covering nose quickly to keep out the bad smells

    The sound of loud thunder

    The sound of loud thunder

    We cover our ears when we hear a very loud sound

    We cover our ears when we hear a very loud sound

  • scissors
    May 23rd, 2009CTLiving Things

    Hey, kids. I got a question for you guys.

    What is living thing?

    You may think that is simple. Living things are people. Or maybe living things can move. Or maybe living things has life.

    Living are people. Then what about plants, insects, animals ?

    Living things can move. Well, my car can move. Do we say my car is a living thing.

    Living things has life. What is life in the first place?

    There are so many answer. So, today we are gonna get clear answer.
    But seriously how should we really define living things ?

    So here we go…

    Living things are organisms such as bacterias, viruses, fungus, humans, animals, plants and a whole lot more. Well, I know there are some term that are new to you but nevermind that.

    I will explain to you living thing or more scientificaly organisms carry out a few life processes.
    The few life processes are:-

    1. Living things need food and water
    Animals Find Their Own Food & Water

    Animals Find Their Own Food & Water

    Plants Can Make Their Own Food

    Plants Can Make Their Own Food

    2. Living things can breathe or respirate
    Plants Need to Breathe Too

    Plants Need to Breathe Too

    3. Living things can move.
    Walk, Run, Jump, Swim, Crawl...You Name It

    Walk, Run, Jump, Swim, Crawl...You Name It

    Sunflower move with the direction of Sun

    Sunflower move with the direction of Sun

    Roots will look for water

    Roots will look for water

    4. Living things can grow
    Living Things Will Grow in Size, Height, Weight

    Living Things Will Grow in Size, Height, Weight

    5. Living things can give birth or reproduce
    Animals & Human will reproduce or give birth

    Animals & Human will reproduce or give birth

    Plants use their seed to have more plant

    Plants use their seed to have more plant

    Non Living Things is just no a living things. Simple.