High School / Physics

Measuring the Speed of Sound with an Echo

Students will first predict the speed of sound in the air of their classroom using a simple relationship accounting for temperature. Students...

High School / Physics

Decoding DTMF Tones

Students will use a wireless sound sensor and the fast Fourier Transform (FFT) display of the data collection software to analyze the tones produced...

High School / Physics

Properties of Sound Waves

Students will learn the meaning of terms (frequency, period, crest, trough, amplitude, wavelength and wave speed) used to describe waves by studying...

Advanced Placement / Biology

Animal Behavior

Students use a choice chamber to test the response of fruit flies to different stimuli and determine if there is a significant change in their...

Advanced Placement / Biology

Population Genetics

Students determine their phenotype for the PTC (phenylthiocarbamide) tasting trait and use class data to derive allele frequencies for a population.

Advanced Placement / Biology

Artificial Selection

Students follow the growth and development of Wisconsin Fast Plants and determine if limiting cross-pollination to certain plants with a desired...

Advanced Placement / Biology

Enzyme Activity (Spectrometer)

Students use a spectrometer to investigate the catalyzed breakdown of hydrogen peroxide by peroxidase.

Advanced Placement / Biology

Energy Dynamics

Students use EcoChamber containers and a carbon dioxide gas sensor to estimate energy flow and carbon cycling within a variety of detritus-based...

Advanced Placement / Biology

Meiosis

Students use physical models of chromosomes to explore meiosis and genetic variation, and use cross over rates observed in Sordaria to calculate...

Advanced Placement / Biology

Mitosis

After learning the technique for growing roots and preparing root tip squashes for microscope analysis, students observe the root tips for evidence...

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