hooked science 300KENTUCKY (8/6/13) - String and buttons are two ingredients you might discover in the junk drawer. Did you know you can use those ingredients to create a science toy that might get the entire family “Hooked on Science.”

INGREDIENTS
• Large Button with Two Eyes
• Two Feet of String

INSTRUCTIONS
STEP 1: Thread one end of the string through an eye of the button and then thread the string through the eye directly across from the first eye.
STEP 2: Tie both ends of the string into a knot to form a loop.
STEP 3: Move the button to the center of the loop.
STEP 4: Push your left index finger through the loop on the left side of the button and then push your right index finger through the loop on the right hand side of the button. Swing the button in a circular motion to wind the string. Pull your hands in and out rapidly and observe.
 
EXPLANATION
As you swing the button in a circular motion to wind the string, you are giving the button stored energy or potential energy. As the button unwinds the potential energy becomes kinetic energy or energy in motion. Go to www.hookedonscience.org for more experiments that might get you and your family “Hooked on Science.”

Jason Lindsey
Hooked on Science

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Kentucky among Handful of States with Reliable Test Scores

FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/27/15) — On May 14, 2015, two national education organizations praised Kentucky for closing the gap… Read More

Reconstruction of U.S. 60/Wendell Ford Expressway at Owensboro 30 Percent Complete

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (5/28/15) — A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is making good progress on a major… Read More
1 DOW 18,087.15
-75.84 (-0.42%)    
2 S&P 2,115.50
-7.98 (-0.38%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,088.62
-17.98 (-0.35%)    

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 7759

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 7644

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 5871

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3583

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 27, 2015 2966

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10912

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 7759

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 27, 2015 5871

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 2966

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 1944

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - May 27, 2015

by Crime Stoppers
May 27, 2015 1052

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – May 27,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
May 27, 2015 773

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 521

Anonymous Tip Results in Drug Charges

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 374

Two Vehicle Collision Sends One to Hospital

by McCracken County Sheriff's Department