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How do Satellites Stay Up?

How do Satellites Stay Up?

Satellites orbit the earth because of the force of gravity. To understand why this happens and why the satellite does not get pulled in and fall, we have to understand what forces do. A force will change the motion of an object; it might speed it up, slow it down or change its direction.

Where did the Yo-Yo Originate?

Where did the Yo-Yo Originate?

Yo! Man! Know where the yo-yo comes from? No, I am not asking you to name the local toy store. Sorry, let me rephrase it. Gimme its history, guys. You thought the yo-yo was created by Donald Duncan, huh?

How Did Pencils Originate?

How Did Pencils Originate?

Not many people know that the pencil they use everyday can trace its history back 2000 years! Early writers, or scribes as they were called, of ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece wrote on forms of paper called papyrus.

Make a Balloon Mask

Make a Balloon Mask

Things you need: Make a Balloon Mask [] A big balloon Adhesive Bowl of water Poster colours, sketch pen, paint brushes A knife Thread A screwdriver An old newspaper. Step1 Blow the balloon and tie it with a string.

Ice Cream Stick Photo Frame

Ice Cream Stick Photo Frame

How do we make sure that our favourite person stays by our side at most times? Simple – we frame their photographs and keep them in a place where we can always see them. What fun if we could make the photo frames too!

Instrument with a Human Tone

Instrument with a Human Tone

A family of musicians in the city of Mysore, in Karnataka, has a unique family heirloom — a beautiful 300-year-old veena. The veena is India’s most ancient Indian stringed instrument. Instrument with a Human Tone [Illustration by Shiju George] The veena is a poly chord instrument, that is, it is made of several strings.

Little Toys

Introduction : It is an irony of modern consumerism that junk products are packed in tough cartons. While the frail human body consumes and digests the junk, it is the environment which has to grapple and reckon with the tough, non-biodegradable waste.

Let's Tango

Let's Tango

If you are interested in making music, why not start by making a music instrument from things easily available at home? The things you need: An empty toothpaste pack Three rubber bands A sheet of coloured paper Glue A blade or paper cutter Let’s Tango [Illustrations by Anup Singh] Step 1: Cover the entire pack with a coloured paper.

The Magnetic Fish Bowl

The Magnetic Fish Bowl

This unusual fishing game is simple to assemble and great fun to play. And you won’t have to worry about pulling poor live fish out of the water. Items required: The Magnetic Fish Bowl [] Four to six magnets (one for each player; magnets can be found at any hardware shop),

The Magnetic Fish Bowl

The Magnetic Fish Bowl

This unusual fishing game is simple to assemble and great fun to play. And you won’t have to worry about pulling poor live fish out of the water. Items required: Four to six magnets (one for each player; magnets can be found at any hardware shop),

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