An abundance of friends and plenty of fun make science club a celebration of knowledge !
Section 1: Introduction
Join a science club in your area, where the creative fun start in abundance, where visible light shine brilliantly in a spectrum of colour, where the sound is octavely pleasant, where eager anticipation and enthusiasm is high, where minds are expectant of something amazing to happen, something amazing to discover and an atmosphere filled with giant smiles and joyful laughter !
Enter the fascinating world of a science club ! With a hands on approach, get your hands wet and messy, create chemical compounds, rubbery and bubbly and gooey, an array of colour so bright, an absolute delight, guarantee to satisfy the craving of all colour buds !
Enjoyable science club activities:
- Create a special formula of bubble mix !
- Discover the abundance of different properties of gasses !
- Add a set of gears to a powerful electric motor and provide super woema for your own build model car !
- Explore the most fascinating world of ultra violet light and colour that glow so bright !
- The interesting phenomenon of magnetism provide hours of uplifting fun !
- Build a sailboat, add lots of colour and set sail in a very calm wind !
- Have fun with chemistry and different ingredients, create a fizzy and bubbly chemical experiment producing a rainbow of different colours !
- Using electronics, build a flashy traffic light with a press button controlled pedestrian crossing !
- Measure, saw and file a plastic pipe and construct your very own potato shooter, marsh mallow blower, rubber band shooter, etc.
Section 2: Recyclable Supplies
Section 3: Highlights
|This wonderful idea of a tealight candleholder was presented in a magazine, The Home Handyman South Africa October 2013 Vol 20 No 10. We have incorporate the idea in our science club activities and created our very own and unique tealight candleholders. The parents, especially the moms appreciate the creativity and functional art in the form of a tealight candleholder made out of solid wood. The wood is white stinkwood. A more natural process of aging was selected for the white stinkwood that produced a more deep brown colour compared to the natural bright and light colour of white stinkwood. The direction of cut is transverse, meaning in a crosswise direction. A spade bit was implemented to create a 40mm round hole in the wood to a depth of approximately 12mm. A paint brush was used to apply a layer of raw linseed oil to the wood and rubbed briskly with a cotton cloth.|
|The kiddies thoroughly enjoy working with wood ! The wood is avocado pear, a soft and strong wood with a pleasant scent. The wood is cut before hand with a table saw and sanded by the kiddies with fine 220 grit sandpaper. They enjoy the tickle of the orbital sander and giggle a lot ! Raw linseed oil is used as preservative for the wood and rubbed briskly with a cotton cloth. The spade bit produce a neat round hole for the candles to fit in. The direction of cut is tangential.|
|This is white stinkwood. The light bright colour is the more natural look of white stinkwood. For science club we add feet underneath the holder, with drilled holes for the pressed in dell sticks with a little bit of wood glue. The wood is covered with raw linseed oil and rubbed briskly with a cotton cloth. The white stinkwood produce beautiful grains.|
|Pleasant Christmas gifts this season for mom and dad ! Here is handmade soap made of coconut oil scented with lemon grass, wrapped in a colourful paper and decorated with a ribbon.|
|Handmade gifts produced by the kiddies for mom and dad. The kiddies have amasing creativity and enjoy creating with colour, shapes, texture !! For dad the gift is a face cloth folded so that it represent a cup cake in a cup cake holder with a fruity sucker in the middle and a card. For mom the gift is mouth-watering chocolate, soap with a delightful message engraved, a tie-on card and paper wipes.|
|Healthy and colourful food, watermelon !! The kiddies enjoy succulent and tasty watermelon !! Braai is popular and may include wors for worsrolletjie with tomato sauce and mustard or chicken or mielies ! The kiddies are fast learners in cooking, mixing flour, kneeing dough and baking bread in a steel pot over the coals. Braaing produce a wonderful aroma that fill the air with healthy goodness.|
|The mind-blowing life of plants ! The most important characteristics of life are movement, stimulus, metabolism and reproduction. Movement is a change in place or position and with plants that grow from the ground there is only growth movement relating to stems growing in the direction of light (phototropism) and roots growing in the direction of gravity and no direct change relating in position. Plants do not pull up their roots and search for water and nutrients elsewhere. Stimulus registration and stimulus reaction is separate in multicellular plants and are mostly sensitive on the points of their organs for example stems and roots. The plant react through growth movement in other parts of its body. Plant metabolism start with the intake of water (H20) and carbon dioxide (CO2), and the processes of photosynthesis, assimilation and dissimilation follow. Plants may reproduce sexual or asexual and consist of about 95% water.|
|Chocolate fountain !! Stimulating human taste buds for centuries is popular chocolate! Derived from the seeds inside the cacao pod (fruit of the tree) and need to follow a process of fermentation and roasting for developing flavour. The botanical name of the cacao tree is Theobroma cacao, an evergreen tree growing on average 6m to 8m in height, with long leaves and cacao pods (fruit of the tree) hanging from the tree trunk and not from the branches. The cacao pods are oval in shape and can grow to a weight of about half a kilogram with a yellow to orange colour when ripe. Chocolate produced today are available in many forms, and may be described as dark chocolate, milk chocolate or white chocolate. Chocolate desserts may range from chocolate cakes, chocolate brownies, chocolate mouse, choc chip cookies, hot chocolate, chocolate milkshake, etc. Chocolate may also be used for coating purposes for example candy, peanuts, raisins, etc.|
|Wood is a remarkable substance and may be used to build musical instruments, entire ships may be build from wood, a house or log cabin may be build from wood, wood is used in paper manufacturing and with many more applications. Here the aim is to follow a process of relief woodcarving to create astounding images carved out in wood. The woodcarver is presented with a variety of suitable and beautiful wood types for carving purposes. Tools for woodcarving may include flat chisels, gouge chisels, V-chisels. A hammer may also be employed to assist in the carving process, but the chisels should be manufactured for hammering.|
|Commonly known as a solar panel or described as a photovoltaic panel, is an amazing device ! It has the ability to convert energy from the sun into much usable electrical energy in the form of direct current + and -. A solar panel need a semiconductor material for example silicone, for the conversion from light to electricity to take place. A hobby type motor is connected directly to a solar panel, causing the shaft of the motor to rotate when the solar panel face the sun.|
|Constructing an open wooden box with center lift handle using plywood. Wood derived from exogenetic trees produce visible growth rings and consist of layers of tissue. The tree grow by placing new tissue on the outside of the previous or old tissue. Growth rings will be revealed by a transverse cut (meaning in a crosswise direction) of a tree-trunk. Timber is produced from trees with an exogenetic growth form and is further divided into softwood (coniferous) and hardwood (deciduous). Trees with an endogenetic growth form, for example bamboo, grow inward and is generally not suitable for lumber or timber.|
|Oooh !! It is getting messy !!! Foam, a wonderful substance.|
Section 4: Video Clips
|Grade 4's experiment with sound||855 Kb||1,391 Kb|
|Grade 4's experiment with colourful surface tension||925 Kb||1,793 Kb|
|Grade 4's experiment with colourful surface tension||858 Kb||2,098 Kb|
|Grade 1's experiment with colourful surface tension||946 Kb||2,008 Kb|
|Grade 2's experiment with bubbles produced from dry ice||6,452 Kb||5,809 Kb|
|Constructing an electronic circuit||2,460 Kb||6,631 Kb|
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