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Lab in a Bag: Take Home Science
Lab in a Bag: Take Home Science
Turn your students into professional scientists with these "Lab in a Bag" experiments that are intended to be engaging and enjoyable in a less-structured and more playful manner at home.
Electricity Part II: Getting Connected
Electricity Part II: Getting Connected
Electricity, we all use it, but few understand how it works. This CoolStuff post provides an opportunity for exploration and experimentation to find answers regarding electrical phenomena.
Hallway Science: The Science Experience
Hallway Science: The Science Experience
Science is too interesting to keep it cloistered in the classroom! Watch how Physics Teacher Chris Chiaverina shares the wonders of science through the use of exhibits located outside the classroom.
Electricity Part I: All Charged Up
Electricity Part I: All Charged Up
Explore the basic principles that govern electrostatic phenomena with Physics Teacher Chris Chiaverina.
Sound and Waves: Good Vibrations Part 2
Sound and Waves: Good Vibrations Part 2
In this installment, we will present additional demonstrations that not only show how sound waves are produced, but also reveal how they may be recorded and reproduced.
Sound and Waves: Good Vibrations Part 1
Sound and Waves: Good Vibrations Part 1
It is estimated that human beings receive over 90% of their information from light and sound. Use the following experiments to gain first hand experience with the properties of waves in general and sound.
Renewable Energy: Fuel Cell Technology
Renewable Energy: Fuel Cell Technology
Looking for an interactive introduction to hydrogen power for your students? We've got you covered with the following renewable energy experiments.
Haunted Laboratory: Halloween Physics
Haunted Laboratory: Halloween Physics
Put a spooky spin on science with a Haunted Laboratory! Take a look at Physics Teacher Chris Chiaverina's favorite haunted laboratory exhibits and student activities to incorporate at your school.
Extending Our Senses: Indirect Measurement
Extending Our Senses: Indirect Measurement
Teach your students how extend their senses and make measurements they never dreamed possible in this CoolStuff post.
A Smorgasbord of Optical Phenomena
A Smorgasbord of Optical Phenomena
This collection of laboratory experiences will take your students on a journey through the world of light, color, and perception.
Chemistry: Gas Laws Smorgasborg
Chemistry: Gas Laws Smorgasborg
These activities introduce students to the behavior of gases in different situations so that they may draw their own conclusions before being given formal instruction in gas laws.
Introducing Newton's Laws with Learning Cycles
Introducing Newton's Laws with Learning Cycles
 Engage with this Newton's Laws Exploratory that consists of a "smorgasbord" of twelve fun and simple activities.