Butterfly fields DIY Project ideas science activity (DIY) for kids hands on experiments for kids by working models teaching the kids how its working with working model science kit for kids, educational Toys for kids, creative toys for kids mini construction toys for kids best engagement for kids, toys to increase creativity in kids experiment and project ideas for kids working models and mini models on diy activities science kits for science fair, science exhibition, science expo

DIY Activity Ideas: Exploring Motion and Measurement of Distance


Understanding motion and measuring distance are fundamental concepts in physics. These DIY activities provide engaging ways to learn and demonstrate these concepts using hands-on experiments.

Activity 1: Making a Measuring Chain (Non-Standard Units of Measurement)

Materials Required:

  • Eva foam coins as numbers
  • thread

Create a measuring chain using the provided Eva foam coins and thread. Connect the coins together to form a chain. Use this non-standard unit of measurement to measure the length of various objects. This activity helps students understand the concept of measurement and introduces them to non-standard units.

Activity 2: Sewing Machine - Crank and Slider Mechanism

Materials Required:

  • Eva foam sheets, straws
  • battery (cell)
  • motor axle
  • wires
  • pins
  • holder
  • pulley

Construct a model of a sewing machine using the Eva foam sheets, straws, battery,
motor axle, and other materials. Focus on creating a crank and slider mechanism to simulate the movement of the sewing machine needle. Observe and analyze the different types of motion involved in this mechanism. This activity allows students to explore the conversion of motion and understand the principles behind the crank and slider mechanism.

Activity 3: Multi-Motion Football Player

Materials Required:

  • Eva foam sheets as a base pad
  • small and big balls
  • batteries (cells)
  • straws
  • pulley
  • bar with holes

Build a model of a multi-motion football player using the provided materials. Attach the balls to the base pad using the straws and pulley. Create a bar with holes on opposite sides and connect it to the base pad. Observe and analyze the different types of motions exhibited by the football player when the balls are set in motion. This activity allows students to explore and understand different types of motion, such as linear, rotational, and oscillatory motion.

Quick understanding pic

Journey into Motion: Engaging DIY Activities for Exploring Distance and the Mechanics of Motion!

These DIY activities provide interactive and hands-on experiences to explore the
concepts of motion and measurement of distance. By engaging in these experiments, students can develop a deeper understanding of motion, learn about different types of motion mechanisms, and gain practical experience in measuring distance using non-standard units. These activities foster curiosity, critical thinking, and a deeper appreciation for the fundamental principles of physics.

Other crazy cool 6th Grade experiments kits!