A Watershed Moment
Earth Science • Environmental Science

A Watershed Moment

Watersheds are an important natural feature. Whether they realize it or not, most people live near a watershed. In this activity, students can build a model watershed and observe the impact of upstream pollution.A watershed...

Popsicle Phase Change
Chemistry • Physical Science

Popsicle Phase Change

Phase changes are an important part of chemistry and physical science curriculum — and Freeze Pops are an important part of everyone’s summer. What better way to take the edge off the summer heat than combining the two...

An Amped up Electricity Lab
Chemistry • Physical Science

An Amped up Electricity Lab

Looking for a fun way to to spark your students interest in electrochemistry while they continue to build their engineering skills? Let them engineer a battery to light up an LED! With some simple materials, they can wind...

Introduction to GPS-eometry
Biology • Earth Science • Engineering • Environmental Science

Introduction to GPS-eometry

With the advent of GPS, folded maps have become obsolete. With that advancement, unfortunately, students are less likely to understand the significance of latitude and longitude. But with geo-tagging becoming increasingly...

Titrations are pHun
Chemistry

Titrations are pHun

Properties of acids, bases and the pH scale are core concepts in any chemistry class. After your students understand the basics, it is important for them to be able to quantify reactions involving acids and bases with a titration.A...

Transpiration with a Potometer
Biology • Earth Science • Environmental Science

Transpiration with a Potometer

Transpiration is an important concept in both biology and environmental science, especially in terms of role it plays in the water cycle. As water evaporates from the stoma of leaves water is pulled up (due to hydrogen bonding)...

Temperature misconceptions? Shake it off.
Chemistry • Physical Science

Temperature misconceptions? Shake it off.

Most students understand that things get warmer as temperature goes up, but it is in the science lab that we have an opportunity to really help them understand what temperature means. One of the core ideas in Physical Science...

pH Imbalance - Getting to the Root of the Problem
Earth Science • Environmental Science • Physical Science

pH Imbalance - Getting to the Root of the Problem

Science is more meaningful and engaging when students have the opportunity to explore the world around them. And it is more meaningful still when students are empowered with the tools to collect and analyze data just like...