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Physical Science

  • Understanding the Periodic Table Looking for inexpensive ways to help students understand and appreciate how much information the periodic table provides? In these 2 activities, students discover for themselves several trends associated with the elements on the periodic table. View »
  • Chemistry Solutions Practice Problems Refresh your students' knowledge of molarity with these practice problems. View »
  • SCUBA Diving and Gas Laws Students are often fascinated by extreme sports such as SCUBA diving. This interest can be harnessed to teach an exciting lesson on gas laws. Five gas laws are discussed, and each discussion is centered on the law’s compelling, real-world connection to SCUBA diving. View »
  • Basic Lab Equipment Needed for a Chemistry Lab Use this helpful guide to ensure you outfit your chemistry lab with essential equipment and supplies. View »
  • Crystal Growing Lab Introduce your students to crystal growing with this engaging activity. 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 »
  • MOM's Acid-Base Chemistry You don't need a tummy ache to experience the benefits of MOM (milk of magnesia). It's also strong medicine for teaching acid-base chemistry, chemical equilibrium, heat of equalization, and Le Châtelier's principle. View »
  • Penny Skins Find out exactly what a penny's made of with this quick and easy activity that can be used for elementary, middle or high school students. View »
  • Exploring Air Resistance Investigate the relationship between velocity and air resistance. View »
  • Paper Clip Chemistry, Part 2 When you teach your students about chemical reactions, wouldn’t it be great if you could do it in such a way that you get great student reactions, too? Find out how everyday items such as paper clips and balloons can provide engaging, interactive lessons on chemical reactions and the ideal gas law. View »
  • Carolina Investigations® for AP® Chemistry: Chemical Kinetics The order of a chemical reaction shows the relationship between the rate of chemical reaction and the concentration of reactant. View »
  • Simulating the Decay of a Radioactive Element Learn about the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) and its connection to 2-time Nobel laureate Marie Curie, and then check out an activity on radioactive half-life. View »