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174 resources with the concept physical properties

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Curious Crystals

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Crystals are more than meets the eye! Can learners tell them apart simply by observation? As they examine five samples with a magnifier, they find that appearance alone is not enough. This serves as an introduction to a mini unit on...
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STEM Narrative Curriculum Design Challenges

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Picture books provide great learning opportunities for STEM. A curriculum resource document gives several lessons in each grade level for K-6. The activities have learners read a book before applying the engineering design process to...
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Qualitative Analysis of Eleven Household Chemicals

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Chemical and physical properties give compounds an identity. Learners use the identity of a compound to predict what it is. By performing different tests like solubility, flame, heat, and reactions, individuals attempt to identify an...
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Materials Lab

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why is wood good for building houses, but not the best choice for high-rise apartments? Future materials scientists put building materials to the test using a hands-on interactive. Pupils pull and push on substances such as reinforced...
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Industrial Knowledge of Acids and Bases

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Over a 10-year period, EPA regulations cost businesses less than $30 billion, while businesses saved over $82 billion. Scholars experiment with acids and bases to better understand the pH scale. Then they debate environmental regulation...
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Silver Nanoparticle Synthesis and Spectroscopy

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Certain materials do not always maintain the same physical properties when they exist in the nanoscale. Help your classes to explore this idea through an experimental lesson. Scholars use spectroscopy with samples of silver solution to...
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Mixtures and Nanotechnology

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What does size have to do with it? Learners analyze different mixtures, both homogeneous and heterogeneous, to discover the properties related to the size of their particles. The activity connects these properties to those of...
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The Anatomy of the Sun

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Welcome to Sun 101! What better way to gain an understanding of our star than to learn about its anatomy? Physical science scholars peer inside to discover the inner workings of the sun through a video and discussion questions. The...
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Synthesis and Characterization of CdSe Quantum Dots

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Does the size of a sample change the physical properties of that substance? It turns out it can! Young scientists combine physics and chemistry to synthesize CdSe quantum dots and record their color properties. Learners should notice a...
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Properties of Mixtures vs. Solutions: Mix It Up!

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Now it becomes crystal clear why the unit is called Mixtures and Solutions. The fifth installment of a six-part unit explores mixtures and solutions. After viewing a demonstration on mixing pebbles with water, salt with water, and...
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Understanding Elements

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Nothing says organization quite like a table. The third lesson in a six-part Mixtures and Solutions unit teaches young scientists about elements and the periodic table. They learn how the periodic table is organized and about the...
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Bend That Bar

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Bend it, but don't break it. Groups investigate the strength of different materials. Using a procedure in the seventh segment of a 22-part series on aviation, pupils determine how far a rod will bend. They determine the strength-to-mass...
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Hard Rock Candy

For Students 9th - 12th
Science is the key to the best candy recipes! A laboratory investigation asks learners to monitor the effects of temperature, time, and chemical additives have on the texture of rock candies. Young scholars compare the size of crystals...
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A Slippery Slimy Substance

For Students 9th - 12th
Get messy with a little slimy science! A series of experiments analyze the properties of slime. Learners also apply the definition of solid and liquid to the characteristics of their slime.
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Introduction to Alchemy

For Students 9th - 12th
Can chemistry make you rich? An experimental lesson explores alchemy by attempting to make gold out of ordinary metals. Young scholars conduct multiple experiments to determine the likelihood of producing gold.
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5 Awesome Science Party Tricks!

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Do you know how to stick a skewer through a balloon without popping it? Physics Girl shares five party tricks including the skewered balloon. Then in a second video, she presents the same experiments with scientific explanations. The...
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Water, Water Everywhere Different

For Students 9th - 12th
Water is not all created equal! Prove it to your class by having them complete a science laboratory to analyze the properties of different samples of water. Learners use equipment to measure qualities such as conductivity, hardness, and pH.
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Separating Mixtures: How We Concentrate Natural Materials

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
How do miners isolate the substance they're looking for from a big pile of rock? Through an insightful lab, science scholars learn how to use their observation skills to identify physical properties that scientists use to separate...
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Investigating and Modeling Hardness

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Model hardness testing with a self-designed hardness test. Young scholars rate the hardness of different types of aspirin using the Vicker's Hardness scale. They then relate hardness to the solubility of each aspirin tablet.
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Describing Chemical Reactions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Teach the basics of writing chemical equations with a video introduction. The video lesson discusses the components of the chemical reaction and how chemical equations represent each. The discussion includes mention of catalysts and...
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The Science of Snowflakes

For Students 6th - 8th
Who can grow the best crystals? Challenge class members to develop strategies for enhancing growth in the crystals. Through a lab investigation, learners study the properties of crystals and test the effectiveness of different growth...
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Classification

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Explore the scientific method of classification. An interactive activity asks learners to create a classification system for a group of objects and develop a flow chart to communicate their systems. In addition, individuals use a...
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All Fats Are Not Created Equal

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Apply robotics to connect physical properties to chemical properties. Future engineers use robots to determine the melting points of various fats and oils. The robots can do this by measuring the translucency of the fats as they heat up.
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Alloy the Way to Mars

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Future engineers test different alloys to determine the specific strength of each one. Based on the results, they make a recommendation to NASA on which alloy to use on engines for spacecraft.