Make a simple pulley using a wheel and axle from household goods
1 yarn ball
1 empty ribbon spool
1 plastic cup
Pencils or wood for the axle
DIFFICULTY: 2 dots
TIME: 30 mins
SCIENCE FUN FACTS: Learn about a simple machine like a pulley. How it can make things easier to move from one place to another. Understand how wheel and axle can be used to make lifting easy and effective.
STEP 1: Make the pulley basket: Take the plastic cup and make 3 holes like a triangle.
STEP 2: Feed some yarn through the holes and tie, giving the cup a short handle.
STEP 3: Construct the pulley: Tie the yarn to the basket. The length of the yarn can be 10 feet or more, depending on how long you want the rope to be.
STEP 4: Run the yarn over the spool.
STEP 5: Insert the pencil through the spool hole and tape both the ends to the staircase railing bars. This should be done in such a way that the basket dangles from the stairs and can be easily pulled up or down. Your pulley is ready! Have fun lifting things all the way to the top of the stairs!
The pulley with the basket is ready! Have fun pulling and moving things from one place to the other.
Make a structure with Legos to hold a tea light
Wooden mini blocks
Wooden popsicle sticks
LED tea light (non-flammable)
Hot glue gun/glue sticks
TIME: 30 mins
DIFFICULTY: 2 DOTS
SCIENCE FUN FACTS: This is a great craft for kids to understand structure and design. Amazing activity to recognize concepts of space, architecture, and fun to do with friends, individually or for parties!
STEP 1: Build the base using popsicle sticks
Start putting together the wooden blocks and Lego pieces. Make sure you build around the tea light so that you can have space for the tea light to fit in the center.
Start gluing the Lego pieces and the wooden blocks onto your popsicle base. Ensure you have an adult help with the hot glue gun.
STEP 4: This serves great as a night-light. Building a structure with the Lego pieces as high as you want. Show it off!