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Physical Science

  • What's the Big Idea? Understanding the Laboratory Experience in the AP* Chemistry Curriculum If you teach AP* Chemistry, you’re already aware, or need to be, that changes to the course curriculum are here, which means you’ll probably have to change your classroom instruction. To help relieve your anxiety, here’s an overview of the course revisions, some important dates to remember, and 2 ways Carolina can help to ensure your success during this transition. View »
  • Heat Transfer Between Components of a System This easy, inexpensive lab demonstrates the transfer of heat energy from a higher temperature substance to a lower temperature substance within the same system. View »
  • Carbon Snake In this teacher-directed demonstration of an exothermic reaction, students observe the dehydration of a carbohydrate using concentrated sulfuric acid. View »
  • Advantages of Digital Communication Transmission Explore the benefits and drawbacks of analog and digital information transmission with this introductory activity. View »
  • Sound Off Design a sound amplifier using different shapes and materials with this activity. Students should be familiar with the properties of sound waves and understand the definition of “acoustics.” View »
  • Newton's Law of Cooling Confirm Newton's law of cooling by collecting and analyzing data on samples of water undergoing a temperature change. View »
  • Food Calorimetry: How to Measure Calories in Food Help your students learn how to determine the calories in food with this hands-on lab activity. Using common, inexpensive materials, students construct a calorimeter and test several food samples to determine their energy content. Addresses selected National Science Education Standards for grades 9–12. View »
  • What's the Buzz About? Sound in a Vacuum Sound waves require a medium through which they travel. No medium (even air), no sound. Easily demonstrate this concept with a vacuum pump, buzzer, and jar. View »
  • Boosting Cell Phone Speakers Inspire your students with a design challenge that encourages them to think outside the box. In this hands-on activity, student teams compete to produce the best sound booster for a smartphone or MP3 player using everyday items. Includes background information and complete instructions for teacher and students. View »
  • Thermochemistry: An Endothermic Reaction In this thermochemistry demonstration, students observe an extreme, spontaneous endothermic reaction between 2 solid compounds, measure changes in temperature, and make observations. View »
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