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Physical Science

  • Gay-Lussac's Law Temperature-Pressure Relationship in Gases and the Determination of Absolute Zero In this experiment, students observe the relationship between the pressure and temperature of a constant number of moles of gas in a constant-volume container, and experimentally determine an estimated value for absolute zero. View »
  • Carolina Quick Tips: Boats and Buoyancy This activity will help reinforce students' knowledge of engineering and principles of density and buoyancy. View »
  • Simplifying Circuits In this activity, students build and test various circuits while investigating how electric circuits work. View »
  • Hydrogen Spectrum Activity Although not the currently accepted model for all atoms, Bohr’s model does contain important features that are incorporated in our current model of the atom. View »
  • Egg-cellent Chemistry: Teach Key Concepts by Decorating Eggs Decorating eggs is a fun way for students to explore a range of scientific concepts (such as pH and acids and bases) and make real-world connections. Here are 2 activities that are to dye for! View »
  • Energy Is Energy Energy that we use has to come from somewhere. Even though one form of energy may seem different from another form, it really is all the same. Energy is energy. View »
  • Infographic: Types Of Gears Learn about the many types of gears and where you may find them in the world around you. View »
  • Single Function Signal Generator Want to avoid using expensive equipment to generate a variety of electrical waveforms for your students to analyze? Think flowers! But not just any flowers—think plastic, solar-powered, dancing flowers. View »
  • 12 Principles of Green Chemistry These principles provide a new perspective on the use of chemicals—use them as a guide when developing new procedures or choosing products for your classroom. View »
  • Paper Clip Chemistry You know you can count on paper clips to hold your important papers together, but did you know you can use paper clips to teach chemistry concepts too? Give students a hands-on, interactive way to explore measurement, matter, and atomic structure with the activities described in this article. View »
  • Force Awakens Magnetism is an example of a non-contact force that occurs when objects are not touching. In this activity, students investigate how magnets create a force field that can attract and repel objects. Includes a materials list and step-by-step instructions. View »
  • Bouncing Off the Page Combine physics and biology concepts in one lesson that focuses on the art of creating two-dimensional images with the illusion of depth. Includes a materials list and step-by-step instructions. View »