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Science Quest 4 – Web Links

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The Teacher Icon Image icon identifies a web link that is more appropriate to a teacher, than to a child.

Chapter 1: The Wave Machine

Teacher Icon Image This experiment shows how to make interesting colour mixes with oil, water, food colouring, vinegar etc: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image A variation on the above but this time using milk, glue, detergent and food colouring to make a solid disc of colour: Web Link

Chapter 2: Oak Gall Ink

Read these facts about the Book of Kells: Web Link

Chapter 4: Parachutes

Teacher Icon Image An experiment showing you how to make a parachute. Great fun if you enjoy mess! Web Link
Teacher Icon Image This parachute experiment has some useful tips worth checking out: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Here are lots of parachute games you can try with your class: Web Link
Read this experiment on how to make a parachute – includes an explanation: Web Link

Chapter 5: Kitchen Chemistry

Have a look at these experiments that use chemical reactions – includes explanations: Web Link 1, Web Link 2

Chapter 6: Brake Time

Scroll down the topic choice list and choose ‘friction’. There’s lots to see and do here: Web Link
Shows some interesting examples of friction (and friction reduction) from real life – snakes, skates, palms and space shuttles: Web Link

Chapter 7: Get a Grip!

Teacher Icon Image This video shows (and explains) the great tablecloth trick: Web Link
This is an excellent game based on the degree of friction of different materials: Web Link

Chapter 9: A Little Light Work

Read through this easy and colourful guide to electric circuits: Web Link
Play this very simple game that shows the effect of increasing battery voltage: Web Link

Chapter 10: The Hovercraft

Teacher Icon Image A video demonstration of the CD hovercraft – it might help if you are having trouble with the experiment in the book: Web Link
Read about the history of hovercrafts: Web Link

Chapter 11: Blowing in the Wind

Teacher Icon Image Make your own simple anemometer: Web Link

Chapter 12: 3-D Vision

There are some good optical illusion videos on this site: Web Link
Plenty of 3-D viewing illusions (and clear instructions) on this site: Web Link

Chapter 13: The Crusher

Teacher Icon Image Have a look at this video which shows the force of air pressure: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image This experiment shows the relative speed of molecules of water in hot and in cold water. An interesting follow-up to the ‘Crusher’ experiment: Web Link
Have a look at this hot air experiment: Web Link

Chapter 14: Hear! Hear!

The clapping game with troubleshooting comments at the bottom of the page: Web Link
This site explains echolocation… and has lots of information about bats: Web Link

Chapter 15: Jumping Flames and Explosions

This site has a good video showing sound waves (but it does get a bit complicated as it goes on): Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Learn how to see sound waves while playing music… loudly! Web Link

Chapter 16: Bending Light

A variation on the experiment in your textbook that explores the idea that an object can look different when viewed through glass or water: Web Link
Play this challenging game involving mirrors and light: Web Link

Chapter 17: The Human Cannonball

Teacher Icon Image Another version of the experiment in the textbook, this time using vinegar and bicarbonate soda: Web Link
This experiment shows you how to make rockets rather than human cannonballs. Read comments from other children who have carried out the experiment: Web Link

Chapter 18: Flower Press

Teacher Icon Image Learn how to change the colour of flowers: Web Link

Chapter 19: Water Pressure

Teacher Icon Image Another version of the water pressure experiment in the book: Web Link
Some information and images of Marianas Trench: Web Link