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Physical Science

  • 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 »
  • Light Up the Target In this activity, students investigate properties of light by exploring reflection of light from a mirrored surface. Adapted from the Building Blocks of Science® 1st-grade physical science unit Light and Sound Waves. View »
  • Chemistry Laboratory Closeout With the end of the school year approaching, it’s time to start preparing your laboratory for summer break. We've compiled a checklist to help you complete the task. View »
  • Three Little Salts When 3 seemingly identical white salts are dissolved in water, 3 strikingly different results occur. Use this simple experiment to teach your students about thermochemistry, chemical and physical changes. View »
  • Science Isn't a Game! Well, Why Not? Have you considered online gaming as a new learning method? View »
  • Chalk It Up Use this activity to introduce your students to chromatography. View »
  • The Chemistry of Beer As summer break quickly approaches, it is that time of year when many science teachers take their love of chemistry and microbiology out of the classroom and move it to the garage for a home beer brewing adventure. View »
  • Ring and Disc Demonstration Gain a deeper understanding of the classic ring and disc physics demonstration designed to introduce the concepts of rotational inertia, rotational motion, and rolling motion. 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 »
  • Setting up and Performing a Titration Learn how to set up and preform a titration in this instructional video! View »
  • Teaching Hardy Weinberg in the classroom In order for allele and genotype frequencies to remain stable in a given population, certain conditions must be met. But what happens when these conditions aren’t met? Help your students understand the Hardy-Weinberg principle by modeling a population of edible treats. View »
  • Molarity, Molality, or Normality? (A Quick Review) Looking for a way to reinforce your students’ understanding of these concepts? Try this quick review. As a supplement to your lecture, it can help them achieve molarity, molality, and normality clarity. View »