At Home Science Exploration Kits

Explore science at home with these kits!!!!

With uncertainty surrounding hands on science education the students participating in PHYS 232: Analytical Physics III rose to Visiting Professor Eric Hazlett’s call to participate in an ACE (Academic Civic Engagement) project to create science exploration kits to help students explore science while learning remotely.  In groups of 2-3 these students created experiments to explore physics phenomena from waves to sound to gravity and a lot in between.

Click on the panels below for pdf instructions to help guide your exploration!

All of these kits can be done with objects around the house.  Throughout the year we will distribute these kits at the Northfield Public Library, but you can get the instructions for these kits below.

In each set of instructions you will find 1-3 experiments followed by instructions.

Since we can’t send things straight over the internet yet, you can do all of these experiments with objects around the house.  Explore new things and push boundaries.  This is what scientific exploration is all about!

The Sound kit was developed by: Sylvia Marccarelli, Josh Cameron, Elizabeth Leeser, Sandra Gabel, and Olivia Heinen

The Pendulum Kit was developed by: Avery Truong, Arnauld Dedry, Stefan Kildal-Brandt, Lucas Kramarczuk, and Zach Van Fossan

The Bouncy Ball Kit was developed by: Jack Ridgway, Ben Hess, Cassie Fix and Griffin Rauber

The Waves and Light Kit was developed by: Noah Mock, Jonathan Rustad, Houssam Ennoura, Noah Tibben-Lembke, Jake Markowski, Derk Lyford, and Ethan Niles

The Trajectory And Gravity Kit was developed by: Lily Nestor, Cecilia Dean, and Dan Reiter

Instructions for Exploration Kits

Sound Kit

Sound Kit

Create your own instrument with the mini-wash tub bass. Explore notes and chords and jam our with The Physics Phriends!

Trajectory and Gravity Exploration Kit

Trajectory and Gravity Exploration Kit

Why do planets orbit the sun? How can I launch things with my mask (staying socially distant of course)? Explore how we object move and get moving in this kit!

Pendulum Exploration kit

Pendulum Exploration kit

Can you get all three pendula to swing high at the same time? What would swing faster on a swing: you or a 500 lb Gorrilla? Well explore these topics with the pendulum kits.

Bouncy Ball Exploration Kit

Bouncy Ball Exploration Kit

Which ball is the bounciest? Does it depend on where you bounce it? Where does that energy go? Explore these bouncy topics in this kit!

Waves and Light Kit

Waves and Light Kit

Why is it harder to walk with water in cups of different sizes? Measure the speed of light in the tastiest way possible. Can you make your own telescope? Explore these in topics in this kit!