Interactive Laboratory Activities for Secondary Education

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Do you think the lab smells like rotten eggs? Sorry to hear about your sulfering. A set of five experiments covers many different topics including seasons, gravity, food, precipitation, and photosynthesis. Though not presented as a cohesive unit, each is able to stand on its own merits. All offer background information, pre-test, laboratory instructions, data collection, and analysis questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Because activities are not related to each other, pick and choose the ones that fit the subject you are teaching
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires prior knowledge of solving equations
  • Prepare for all labs before class, as some require quite a bit of setup
  • The food experiment requires boiling water throughout the activity
  • Be aware of all allergies
  • Precipitation experiment involves chemicals that can damage skin or might light on fire; follow all safety precautions
Pros

  • Includes answer keys
  • Provides diagrams and photographs of how to set up each experiment
  • Involves fairly common science equipment
Cons

  • None
Common Core