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252 resources with the concept conductivity

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Conductors and Insulators

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Why did the orchestra director use a copper baton? She heard it makes a great conductor. Scholars select six items to test in a circuit to determine if each is a conductor or an insulator. Clear instructions for using electricity allow...
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Sugar and Salt Solutions

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Ionic bonds form from electrostatic energy, allowing for higher conductivity than those seen in covalent bonds. In the simulation, learners add sugar and salt to water and see the effects on concentration and conductivity of their...
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Physical and Chemical Properties of Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can you effectively provide detailed concepts of water properties to your high school class in a way they find exciting and challenging at the same time? By letting them play, of course! Through a variety of experiments, pupils...
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Metals, Nonmetals, and Metalloids

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can one easily classify metals, nonmetals, and metalloids? Pupils answer this question as they experiment with unknown substances and perform tests on conductivity, brittleness, and malleability to determine which unknown belongs in...
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The Power of Graphene

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
To prepare for the activity, STEM classes read about nanotechnology and the amazing properties of graphene. They collect a graphene sample from pencils, and then connect them into simple circuits to determine whether it makes a better...
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Geothermal Energy

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
With Earth Day quickly approaching, as well as many science fairs, why not challenge your class to investigate geothermal energy or other renewable energy resources? There are five driving questions explored in depth here, as well as...
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Thermal Physics / The Saga Continues - Heat Transfer

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Somebody in the Nevada Joint Union High School District has a talent for focusing the important, organizational skills, and a creative eye for creating sharp science presentations! Here is one on heat transfer.  Conduction, convection,...
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Heat and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

For Teachers 7th - 12th
More than a week's worth of investigation is provided in this source. Physical science stars experiment to describe specific heat, conduction, convection, and radiation. They also discover the relationship between mechanical and thermal...
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Magnetic Induction

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Physicists of the future observe the behavior of current in relation to a magnet through several inquiry activities. They construct a generator and experiment with solenoid coils. They learn and apply electromagnetic laws, most often...
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Types of Bonding and Intermolecular Forces

For Students 9th - 12th
High school chemists chart the properties of different types of solids after considering their various intermolecular forces. They examine ionic and metallic bonding and draw electron dot structures for several different compounds. This...
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Heat Transfer Demos

For Students 5th - 8th
Step-by-step instructions are given for two hands-on activities. Young scientists cut out a paper spiral and hold it over a hot plate to demonstrate convection, and they place a small piece of wax on the end of a metal rod opposite the...
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Electric Circuits

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Experiment with electric circuits and conductivity. Young scientists will model and discuss how an electric circuit works. First they will draw a model of the flow of electrons and then build an actual circuit. Finally, they will explain...
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Light – Just Right!

For Teachers 4th Standards
What does it mean to be resistant to electricity? Scholars answer the question in a six-part STEM lesson on electricity. They begin by assessing the conductivity of several different materials and progress to designing their own circuits...
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2017 AP® Physics 2: Algebra-Based Free-Response Questions

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
In 2017, more than 15,000 scholars earned college credit based on their AP Physics 2 exam covering lenses, energy, and more. The College Board released the free-response questions, sample answers, and scoring guidelines from that exact...
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2018 AP® Physics 1: Algebra-Based Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Whether determining orbitals of space craft or designing experiments with conductive dough, many young scientists discover physics is phun and attempt the AP exam to get college credit. Use the free response questions from the 2018...
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The Periodic Table

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Whether you're giving a broad introduction to the periodic table or honing in on particular element groups, this collection will have what you need. I've put the general resources at the front, and resources that focus on particular...
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Unit 2: Chemistry Review

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What exactly goes into the medications people take every day? Scholars learn about the chemistry of medications in the second of a four-part series on Pharmacology. Over the course of two weeks, class members complete seven experiments,...
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Get Connected!—An Electrical Conductivity Tester

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Pupils test various materials to learn if the materials are conductors or insulators. They observe a small electric charge go through, or not go through, a material to light up a small bulb.
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DIY Lightning Experiment! Make a Shocking Capacitor

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
If you need a project to add a little spark to your physics class, why not build a capacitor? A video from a larger physics playlist demonstrates how a capacitor works and how to make one from easily sourced materials. As an added bonus,...
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Electrochromic Polymer—Chemistry Outreach

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
From windows that tint themselves to OLED technology, electrochromic polymers are redefining our ideas about conducting materials! Introduce your chemistry class to the emerging trend with an exciting lab activity. Budding materials...
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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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Ice Cutting Experiment - Introduction

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Race copper and fishing line through a block of ice. After establishing the effect of pressure on melting points, the instructor experiments with two different substances. Ultimately, the better conductor melts the ice faster.
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What's In A Candle Flame?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
A candle flame is a good conductor of electricity. An engaging video lesson demonstrates this phenomenon with an experiment. Following the experiment, the instructor explains the science and provides additional evidence to reinforce the...
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Misconceptions About Temperature

For Students 6th - 12th
Do we actually feel temperature? Examine the relationship between what we feel and what is actually taking place in a video about temperature misconceptions. The narrator asks random passersby to feel different objects, then has them...