This worksheet has the students figure out the number of protons, electrons, valence electrons, and charge of ion that will be formed by that element. The worksheet then pairs a metal with a nonmetal to determine the chemical formula that the two
This handout and activity explores the sizes and distances in the universe by accessing the Scale of the Universe 2 website. The handout also compares sizes and distances of objects in the solar system and galaxy.
This activity uses a slinky to explore the types of waves (longitudinal and transverse), and is a good introduction to properties of a wave (wavelength, amplitude, frequency, wave speed). The activity requires a slinky and a meter stick.
The following unit explores the size, scale and structure of the universe using different websites, video links, internet activities, graphic organizers, PowerPoints, and worksheets. The unit requires access to the internet for both the teacher and
The activity uses concave and convex lenses, and well as concave and convex mirrors to demonstrate the direction light takes as it is refracted or reflected. The activity also questions real the students about world uses for this phenomenon.
The lab explores the parts of a wave, as well as how light interacts with matter through reflection, refraction, and absorption. There are 6 lab stations that explore waves and these interactions of light. You will need 2 beakers, flashlights,
The following activity uses different measurements and geometry to calculate a model rocket's acceleration, gravitational potential energy at the rocket's apogee, force, and explores Newton's laws of motion. A model rocket, launch pad, measuring
The activity demonstrates how light refraction can cause objects to seem to disappear, magnify, bend, and appear in more than one place. The students will need pennies, a clear plastic cup, a beaker, a pencil, water, and a prism. The teacher will
This lab requires a tennis ball and meter stick for the students to observe energy transfer, demonstrate the Law of Conservation of Energy, and calculate energy efficiency. The students also will practice collecting data and graphing. The students
The activity explores how different types of telescopes collect different wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation to obtain clearer imaging and understanding of objects in the universe. The activity requires color paddles and a flashlight to
The lab explores the color of stars by heating a steel ring or paperclip from red-hot to orange-hot using a Bunsen burner. If using a paperclip, make sure it is attached to an elongated insulator to reduce the risk of students being burnt.