Science is supposed to be fun, not dreaded. Science projects, and specifically, science fair projects can be fun, if you choose the right project for your child.
Answer: Water when boiled becomes steam. Steam or mist Science workshop is invisible or colorless and tasteless. But when you place a metal lid above the boiling pot of water, the steam becomes water again. The processes are called evaporation and condensation.
Can’t find a workshop? Get online and see if someone has written a study guide or notes to help direct you in studying for this exam rather than “wading” through the volume of the 3-4 texts that the certifying organization suggests. Face it; there will be about 150 questions on the exam, so everything in those texts cannot be tested. Remember those Cliff notes that you got in high school instead of reading To Kill a Mockingbird? Same idea!
While in college, I wrote a story for a writing workshop about a custodian cleaning the morgue during the graveyard shift. He has a habit of drinking on the job and is a little tipsy, so he believes that one of the bodies dropped off for an early morning autopsy is really alive but is in a coma. I had never been in a morgue so I called Lincoln General Hospital and asked if I could come over and take a look. A nice fellow showed me around the morgue (the first thing I learned is they didn’t like to call it the morgue; on the door was a sign that said “Clinical Evaluation”), and I went home and wrote the story.
Put Yourself Where You Want To Be Now – This may seem like pretend at first. The reality is the life you are living and have been living is truly just a space in which you’ve told yourself you exist. This space is no more real than the one you wish you could have, but the difference is that the space you are in now, you believe you should be in. For your life to move forward it’s got to have a place to go and the fastest way to get there is to start putting the Science workshops for Primary schools of Luck to work for you by believing that you already have what you want… your just waiting for it to be delivered.
So how do you get started? A great place to begin is with the ABC’s of CNC video. This two hour long DVD takes you through the entire CNC workflow… starting with the basics of machine designs, G Code, CAD and CAM software, and finally through the actual cutting process. You’ll see sample parts start as a design, sketched on a napkin, taken through CAD software, and on to the Computer Assisted Machining (CAM) software where the actual cutting paths to make the part are created. The output from the CAM program then goes to the actual machine controller, which converts the digital information into actual motion… to cut the part.
If your child doesn’t have an ideas, think about their interests. If your child is into rocks, do a geology project. If your child is into mixing things together, look at chemistry projects. If your child is into insects… well you get the idea. You and your child will enjoy the process so much more if it’s something that is interesting.
It is very important that parents and teachers encourage their students and their children to pursue careers in science and technology. The USA is far behind the rest of the world when it comes to generating new technical people, scientists and engineers and we must catch up. The future of our country as technology leaders of the world is at stake.