Students work in small groups to design, build, and test a speedboat powered by a hand-made propeller that pushes air. The boats are raced in a 20-foot length of eavestrough filled with water. A set of guided-inquiry worksheets has the students apply key physics concepts and equations to design their boat before building. Time is provided to test and modify their choices.
PREPARING OURSELVES FOR NATURAL DISASTERS: HOW DO WE INNOVATE OUR KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF STRONG AND STABLE STRUCTURES AND THE ENVIRONMENT AROUND US TO HELP PEOPLE SURVIVE A TSUNAMI?
In this inquiry, students will understand and learn more about the devastating effects of a Tsunami. What causes tidal waves with such force? They will also learn how plants and soils help to... read more
This demonstration/activity involves the safe production of oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide gases, as well as the appropriate results for tests used to identify these gases. read more
This demonstration illustrates the presence and importance of chemistry in everyday objects, including our food. It is an interesting way to start the discussion of acids and bases or to connect... read more