Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Free Science Resources

We've used the videos below alongside Apologia Science, Secrets of the Universe (Ambleside Online Year 7), The Mystery of the Periodic Table, by Benjamin Wiker and Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick (AO Year 6).


The Periodic Table

We've been using the University of Nottingham videos to go through the periodic table. Each element is explained and some experiments are shown with a good dash of humour thrown in.


http://www.bookdepository.com/Mystery-Periodic-Table-Ben-Wiker/9781883937713/?a_aid=journey56


A photographic table showing the elements. Click on the element to see a photo and description. For example this page on Titanium, something we were talking about after the dentist explained how it came to be used in humans for implants.

The Periodic Table in song in the order of the elements:




Physics

Professor Julius Sumner Miller’s TV Show “Why Is It So?” was broadcast in Australia on the ABC from 1963 to 1986. We've used a number of his videos to supplement our science studies. I've put some of those below and this website has a list of others we've also used.
The following videos fit with this book:


Liquids & Gases

 Pascal's Law - Part 1





Pascal's Law - Part 2





http://www.bookdepository.com/Archimedes-Door-Science-Jeanne-Bendick/9781883937126/?a_aid=journey56


Archimedes - Part 1




Archimedes - Part 2 (just don't go putting your fingers in the mercury)



'Why doesn't the temperature rise as we get higher?' This question came up recently and as my boys really enjoy Top Gear this video was helpful.



And then we added this one, Where Does the Atmosphere End?





3 comments:

  1. Thank You for sharing. It's just what I needed.

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  2. I have been considering purchasing The Mystery of the Periodic Table had I known it was an Ambleside book I would have purchased it straight away. Thanks for the videos we are studying chemistry now and physics next year so these are going on my youtube play list! Blessings, Kyle

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  3. Thank You! We will be getting into some introductory chemistry later this year, and I'll definitely check out these videos and resources!

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