Have you ever wondered how an oscillating fan moves back and forth? This issue of Everyday Curiosity investigates the science and engineering behind an oscillating fan. It includes a brief discussion about the mechanisms that cause the fan to move and three hands-on activities exploring fan shape, machine linkages, and windmills.
Issues of Everyday Curiosity are perfect to use when you want to take on engineering challenges, provide additional enrichment, and bridge the gap between home and school.
Everyday Curiosity is a weekly electronic magazine for kids ages 8 to 14 that explores math, science, and engineering in the real world. Each issue asks one big question and has three related hands-on projects to go deeper into the math, science, and engineering behind everyday observations. The projects use supplies that common household items or could be found easily at a grocery store, general department store, or (in rare cases) a hardware store.
Schools that are interested in using Everyday Curiosity to support STEM initiatives should contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss school-based licensing.