Curriculum sample activities

Middle/High School Biology
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Do Seeds Metabolize? Measuring carbon dioxide production in seeds before and during germination
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Mammalian Diving Reflex Decreasing the heart rate when submerged in cold water to preserve body heat.
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City Microclimate Measuring temperature and humidity in green areas and around urban areas
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Acid Rain Determining the pH of acid rain and understanding the effects of it
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Lambert-Beer Law Measuring percentage transmittance of solutions at different concentrations
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Sweat Production Measuring temperature and humidity changes relative to perspiration
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Our Heart Rate Measuring our heart rate at rest and after physical activity
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Temperature Variation Between Night and Day Measuring thermal oscillation and luminosity during a full day
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Photosynthesis Measuring air pressure inside an active photosynthetic system
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Photosynthesis - Dissolved Oxygen Measuring dissolved oxygen inside an active photosynthetic system
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Middle/High School Chemistry
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Titration Using the technique of acid-base titration to find the concentration of a strong acid
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Endo/Exothermic Reactions Performing different measurements to examine which reactions release or consume heat.
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Specific Heat Heating different liquids to the same temperature (70 degrees celcius) and comparing their individual cooling curves.
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Water Phase Changes Analyze temperature changes in water as a result of a physical state transition
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Boyle's Law Measuring air pressure in a closed container while verifying the relationship between air pressure and volume
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Liquid Conductivity Studying the relationship between dissolved ions and the conductivity of a saline water solution
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Lambert-Beer Law Measuring percentage transmittance of solutions at different concentrations
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Candle Flame Measuring the temperature of a flame according to the “three zones model”
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How Acidic are the Things we Drink? Measuring the pH of different beverages
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How Does Atmospheric Pressure Vary? Measuring atmospheric pressure at different levels above sea level
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Middle/High School Environmental Studies
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Junior
Exploring our environment 14 hands-on environmental science experiments
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Water Quality Measuring and comparing the turbidity of different water sources and the effect on aquatic ife
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UV and Sunblock Measuring and comparing the levels of ultraviolet radiation through different types of filters
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Cloud Detection Measuring infrared temperature from the environment to characterize the current weather
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Greenhouse Effect Using a greenhouse to model the effects of the atmosphere on the Earth's temperature
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Liquid Conductivity Studying the relationship between dissolved ions and the conductivity of a saline water solution
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Acid Rain Determining the pH of acid rain and understanding the effects of it
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Variation of Light Intensity Measuring the light intensity of different light sources
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City Microclimate Measuring environmental temperature and humidity in green areas and around urban areas
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Photosynthesis Measuring air pressure inside an active photosynthetic system
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Photosynthesis - Dissolved Oxygen Measuring dissolved oxygen inside an active photosynthetic system
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Temperature Variation Between Night and Day Measuring thermal oscillation and luminosity during a full day
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Middle/High School Physics
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Junior
Earth's Magnetic Field Measuring the Earth's magnetic field at a given location
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Newton's Second Law Studying the behavior of a propelled car
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Elastic Pendulum Observing changes in the elastic force excerted by a spring acting as a pendulum
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Biot-Savart Law Studying the magnetic field intensity variations around an inducting coil
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Hooke's Law Studying the elongation produced in springs
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Ohm's Law Exploring Ohm's Law in parallel and series circuits
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Change in Momentum Demonstrating the conservation of momentum
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Speed of Movement Measuring the speed of a moving object in different situations
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Free Fall Observing and analyzing the free fall motion of a bouncing ping-pong ball
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Lenz Law Verifying the Lenz Law by measuring the electric current flowing through a coil created by an external magnetic field
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Boyle's Law Measuring air pressure in a closed container while verifying the relations between air pressure and volume
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Sound Waves Recording sound waves and sound wave interference
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Variation of Light Intensity Measuring the light intensity of different light sources
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Friction Investigating static and kinetic friction of a body on different surfaces
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Grades 3-5 experiments for the Mini (NGSS-correlated)
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Air Pressure Measure the air pressure inside a plastic bottle
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All Charged Up Compare the voltage and current output of different sized batteries
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Conductors and Insulators Measure the amount of electrical current flowing through different types of circuits
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Coping with a Warm Environment Measure environmental temperature and humidity
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Feel the Beat Record heart rate before and after exercise using an ear clip sensor
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Make Your Own Battery Measure the electricity produced by four different types of home-made batteries
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Right on Target Record heart rate before and after exercise using an ear clip sensor
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Sources of Heat other than Sunlight Measure heat created by mechanical and electrical sources
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Temperatures Around Us Measure environmental temperatures from a variety of locations around the school
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The Sun's Effects Measure the temperatures of a 10 different locations around the school yard
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Weather and Climate Measure daily weather conditions including temperature, humidity, air pressure and precipitation
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What's the Weather Like Today? Measure daily weather conditions including temperature, humidity, air pressure and precipitation
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What's the pHuss Measure the pH of a variety of substances
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A Walk in the Park Measure ambient temperature and humidity to see how the presence of "green space" affects these parameters
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Project based learning
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Junior
Project GLOBE Build a student weather station at your school and use the Labdisc to collect ongoing data about the
weather conditions in your area.
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Project Nest Box Collect data on light, humidity and sound as well as temperature both inside and outside nesting boxes to find out what features make a birdhouse ideal.
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Turn-Down the Noise Measure the impact of noise pollution in your community and share this information with community leaders to help make their school and community a better and healthier place.
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What's It Like Out There Include a Labdisc GenSci or Labdisc Enviro as part of the payload of a high-altitude near-space weather
balloon to record temperature, air pressure, sound and GPS location during the high-altitude weather
balloons ascent and descent.
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Elementary School
Experiment Description
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Light Absorbance Check and compare the light absorbance of different pairs of sunglasses
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Our Heart Rate Recording heart rate before and after excercise
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A Walk in the Park Recording temperature changes at a city’s busy intersection and in a nearby park or garden
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Night and Day Examine temperature and light changes over a full day
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How Loud is Sound? Measure the decay of sound level over distance
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The Temperature Around Us Recording the temperature of different substances
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What is Distance? Examine the relationship between speed time and distance and explore graphs of distance versus time
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NGSS aligned experiment activities
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Acid Rain Investigate the effect of acid rain forerunner on water acidity
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Altitude and Air Pressure Measuring atmospheric pressure at different altitudes above sea levelr
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Boyles Law Measuring air pressure in a closed container
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Candle Flame Measuring the temperature of a flame in three different zones
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City Micro Climate Comparing GPS, temperature and humidity readings in a city park and busy road
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Day and Night Measuring thermal oscillation and luminosity during a full day
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Free Fall Observing and analyzing the free fall motion of a bouncing ping-pong ball
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Greenhouse Effect Measuring temperature inside and outside a greenhouse
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Lambert-Beer law Measuring percentage transmittance of solutions at different concentrations
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Lenz Law Verifying the Lenz Law by measuring the electric current flowing through a coil created by an external magnetic field
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Light intensity Measuring the light intensity of different light sources
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Liquid conductivity Measuring conductivity in saline water solutions
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Our heart rate Measuring our heart rate at rest and after physical exercise
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Photosynthesis Measuring air pressure inside an active photosynthetic system
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Sound Waves Recording sound waves and sound wave interference
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Sweat Production Measurement temperature and humidity changes relative to perspiration
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What Do We Drink Measuring the pH of common drinks
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