Simon came up with the idea to make this simple electric generator a while ago, but we had bad luck with the ceramic magnets we ordered: they had chipped ends … Continue reading Physics Experiments: How to build a simple generator
Here Simon tried to induce a magnetic field by allowing electric current to go through a conductor that is normally not magnetic (copper wire). The green stick is a magnet … Continue reading Experimenting with electromagnetism
Yesterday Simon asked me to buy new electronics software he found on the internet. It’s a realtime circuit simulator and editor called iCircuit. Simon has already built several circuits in … Continue reading Back to circuits
I wouldn’t publish this video if it wasn’t for one observation: this electricity project would have taken two hours just a few months ago. Now Simon assembles things like this … Continue reading Progress Documented
On Sunday Simon found a Bare Conductive electric paint set in his shoe. Sinterklaas knows exactly what Simon wants! Today we tried cold soldering for the first time! The project involved … Continue reading Cold soldering with Bare Conductive electric paint
Simon was trying to make a circuit using graphite pencil as conductor but it wasn’t strong enough to make an LED burn. We actually measured the voltage with the multimeter … Continue reading Is pencil conductive?
On Monday Simon’s math tutor and I agreed that Simon should try some problem solving involving both math and electricity, considering his current interest. We chose Electricity and Magnetism > Current … Continue reading Kirchoff’s Current Law
Simon wrote a poster with electricity formulas (from memory) this morning and applied one of them (Ohm’s law) to his advanced lemon experiment. We had already tried this experiment … Continue reading Ohm’s Law Applied to Lemons
The new Adventures in Science video episode by SparkFun is out! This time on electric power.
Mom, I’m going to build a heat generator!
It’s late in the evening. While drinking his bedtime tea Simon is teaching his little sister to measure the voltage of various batteries. And he also knows his Ohm’s Law … Continue reading Always happy to teach