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Carolina Beyond the Tape®: Lake Carson Crisis Physics Kit

Item # 211831 Exclusive

Grade 9-College. Students assume the role of environmental forensic scientists to solve a fictional crime, an algal bloom breakout, by integrating core concepts in physics. Students engineer LED conductivity testers to test water samples and build a scale reservoir model to test water flow rates created by an upstream dam. Activities challenge students to use deductive reasoning, scientific methodology, and data comprehension. This kit is designed for 32 students working in 8 groups of 4.



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Grade 9-College. The Lake Carson City Park is in desperate need of your help. An algal bloom has broken out in the lake, and it is threatening to shut down local businesses and send this vacation paradise into a downward spiral. Physics students jump into the role of forensic scientists as they work to solve this fictional crime. Using deductive reasoning and scientific methodology, they process evidence from the crime scene and integrate concepts—such as data analysis and scientific writing—to help build a compelling case. Students stay engaged throughout the investigation as they build LED conductivity testers to test water samples and create a scale reservoir model to test water flow through a dam. This compelling kit brings forensic science into your physics classroom. The kit is designed for 32 students working in 8 groups of 4.

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Product Families Featuring This Item:

Components Qty Included?
Modeling Clay, .25 lb 1 Included
Glass Stir Rod 4 Included
Plastic Container, Large 8 Included
Plastic Container, Small 4 Included
Tea Candle 1 Included
LED, 1.7 V 4 Included
Battery Clip with Lead, 9 V 4 Included
Black Lead 4 Included
Alligator Clip, Mini 4 Included
Resistor, 390 Ω, .25 W 4 Included
Hook-Up Wire, 25 ft 1 Included
Wire Stripper 1 Included
Plastic Bottle with Cap, 150 mL 7 Included
20-Well Tray 2 Included
NaCl, 25 g 1 Included
Pipet 8 Included
Physics Labels, Preprinted 1 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Test Tube 7 Needed, Not Included
Rubber Band 7 Needed, Not Included
Battery, 9 V 4 Needed, Not Included
Wash Bottle 4 Needed, Not Included
Beaker, 400 mL 4 Needed, Not Included
Beaker, 500 mL 4 Needed, Not Included
Graduated Cylinder, 250 mL or 500 mL 4 Needed, Not Included
Plastic Funnel, Large 4 Needed, Not Included
Stopwatch 4 Needed, Not Included
Calculator 4 Needed, Not Included
Metric Ruler 4 Needed, Not Included
Riser (books or blocks) Needed, Not Included
Digital Balance Needed, Not Included
Distilled Water Needed, Not Included
Tap Water Needed, Not Included
White Copy Paper Needed, Not Included
Permanent Marker Needed, Not Included
Matches or Lighter Needed, Not Included
Paper Towels Needed, Not Included
Scissors Needed, Not Included
Deionized Water (optional; for conductivity activity) Needed, Not Included
Fume Hood (optional; for preparation) Needed, Not Included

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