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Grades 912. Students first rotate through several stations and observe different energy technologies. Each student group produces coal gas and hydrogen gas, and experiments with a photovoltaic cell. In the final section of the lab, students build a working wind turbine and try to optimize the energy output it produces. Kit includes enough materials for at least 30 students working in groups.
|Micro Electrolysis Apparatus, including: 2 Test Tubes (10 × 75 mm), Rectangular Trough, Electrode Stand with Wires||2||Included|
|1 M Sodium Sulfate, 4 oz||1||Included|
|Test Tube, 12 × 100 mm||6||Included|
|DC Motor (by KidWind Project)||2||Included|
|Hub (by KidWind Project)||6||Included|
|Red Lead with Alligator Clamps||1||Included|
|Black Lead with Alligator Clamps||1||Included|
|Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide||1||Included|
|FREE Digital Teacher’s Manual with Student Guide||1||Included|
|Battery, 9 V||2||Needed, Not Included|
|Battery, AA||2||Needed, Not Included|
|Graduated Cylinder, 100 mL||2||Needed, Not Included|
|Support Stands||6||Needed, Not included|
|Support Stand||4||Needed, Not Included|
|Buret Clamp||4||Needed, Not Included|
|Bunsen Burner (or other lab burner)||2||Needed, Not Included|
|Laboratory Hood (or well-vented workstation)||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Heat-Resistant Gloves||Needed, Not Included|
|Safety Glasses||Needed, Not Included|
|Wooden Toothpicks||Needed, Not Included|
|Metal File||Needed, Not Included|
|Lighting Fixtures with Incandescent, Fluorescent, and Halogen (optional) Bulbs||Needed, Not Included|
|Small Fan||2||Needed, Not Included|
|Scissors||Needed, Not Included|
|Glue||Needed, Not Included|
|Tape (or hot glue gun)||Needed, Not Included|
|Pruning Clippers (or small saw to cut dowels)||Needed, Not Included|
|Construction Paper||Needed, Not Included|
|Card Stock||Needed, Not Included|
|Cardboard||Needed, Not Included|
|Other Materials Requested by Students||Needed, Not Included|
|Ruler||Needed, Not Included|
|Protractor||Needed, Not Included|
Inquiries in Science® is our exclusive series of hands-on kits specifically designed to help high school students understand abstract, hard-to-grasp science concepts. The series tracks well with most textbooks, and kit topics reflect state science standards and extensive educator input. Since Inquiries in Science® is modular, you can use the kits individually, as a strand, or as a series to teach biology, chemistry, and environmental science.
Field-tested in classrooms nationwide, Inquiries in Science® employs guided inquiry based on the 5E learning cycle of engage, explore, explain, extend, and evaluate. This inquiry-based approach also promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) practices. It enables students to:
Inquiries in Science® helps students build critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and encourages creativity, collaboration, and teamwork. It creates an environment in which you and your students work together as active learners.
Disciplines and topics addressed by the kits were organized and selected based on data from numerous sources, including the National Research Council's National Science Education Standards, AAAS's Project 2061 Science Benchmarks, NAEP's Science Framework, and state science education standards from across the US. In addition, the Inquiries in Science® content and activities reflect the science practices and engineering practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts outlined by the National Research Council's A Framework for K–12 Science Education (2011) and the Next Generation Science Standards (2013).
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