Standards-based, STEM-focused Middle School Physical Science Teacher Guide designed by educators and curriculum experts for both new and experienced teachers. The core lab activities engage students as they collect real-time data, make predictions, use critical thinking, and build vocabulary skills with key term challenges. Students get practice for standardized exams with multiple choice question.
The guide contains 23 physical science experiments and includes assessments, as well as flash drive with teacher tips, the full teacher edition, and an editable MS Word version of student handouts.
The guide supports the use of SPARKvue, the SPARK Science Learning System, and all PASPORT interfaces.
Use a force sensor to measure the change in gravitational force on an object in the air and on that same object immersed in water.
Use an absolute pressure sensor to investigate the effect of changes in the volume of a confined gas on pressure at constant temperature.
Use a temperature sensor and absolute pressure sensor to measure the change in temperature and pressure of an oxidation reaction.
Use a stainless steel temperature sensor to measure the transfer of heat energy of a candle flame through convection and conduction.
Use a motion sensor to measure the velocity of a cart as it travels down an inclined track and collides with an obstacle.
Use a fast response temperature sensor to investigate what happens to the temperature of a solution when two substances of different temperatures are mixed.
Use a fast response temperature sensor to measure the change in water temperature as it cools.
Use a temperature sensor to measure the change in temperature of black coffee as it is warmed by sunlight.
Use a light sensor to investigate how light intensity changes as it gets further from the source.
Use a voltage sensor to investigate the voltage drop across a varying number of elements in series in a circuit.
Use a pH sensor to measure change in pH and to determine the endpoint of a titration.
Use a motion sensor and force sensor to determine how the change in an object’s motion is related to the force (push or pull) applied to the object.
Use two force sensors to measure a pair of oppositely directed forces.
Use a temperature sensor to investigate the effect of solid- liquid transitions on the temperature of ice water solutions.
Use a temperature sensor to measure the change in temperature during the heating of two different mixes of ice and water – one with distilled water only and one with salt dissolved in distilled water.
Use a motion sensor to measure the period of a simple pendulum.
Use a force sensor to measure the force required to lift a mass with varying configurations of fixed and moveable pulleys.
Use a motion sensor to measure the position and velocity of a moving object.
Use a fast response temperature sensor and an absolute pressure sensor to measure the change in temperature of an endothermic reaction and the temperature and pressure change of an exothermic reaction.
Use a fast response temperature sensor to measure the change in temperature over time during four trials of Alka-Seltzer® tablets as they react and produce bubbles in a container of water.
Use a voltage sensor to measure the energy conversions that take place as the battery supplying energy for a miniature motor becomes exhausted.
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