Comprehensive classroom activities and lessons all in one convenient package.
- Address all the facets of physical science
- Explore topics with up to 30 students
- Set up multiple stations
- Aligned to NGSS standards (MS/HS: PS1, PS2, PS3)
Address all the facets of physical science with Investigating Physical Science Kits. These innovative packages include apparatus and activities to fully explore a key physical science topic with an entire class of 30 students. Set up multiple stations, each with its own apparatus and accompanying experiment. Students travel from station to station in groups, applying the knowledge learned at previous stations to their following activities. Each of the experiments addresses a different aspect of the same physical science concept, so upon completion students have concrete, hands-on experience and complete understanding. A detailed activity guide provides instructions for each station experiment, and an included quick-start guide simplifies initial setup. And for your convenience, a durable storage system keeps all the apparatus, guides, and materials organized for repeat use. The stackable tote can be stored compactly with all other Investigating Physical Science Kits for a complete curriculum of activities.
Seven exciting activities lead students through a complete examination of electricity. From basic principles to applications in an electrochemical cell, these hands-on experiments offer opportunities for students to work in groups and travel from station to station, applying the illustrated concepts to each new activity. Students explore static electricity with an electroscope and friction rods, make their own simple series and parallel circuits, investigate the resistivity of a wire due to its thickness and length, and determine the different voltages made by an elecxtrochemical cell. In completing these projects, students learn about induction and conduction, circuits, Ohm’s law, and much more. A static electricity set, electroscope, pith balls, battery holders, bulb holders, light bulbs, jumper wires, wire of various gauges, electrochemical cell set with seven salt solutions, and a teacher and student guide are all included. Developed by the Science Kit product development team. Grades 7–12. Batteries and power supplies are required, but not included.
The kit is also available for purchase with a link to a NewPath digital lesson, which includes a variety of resources on the topic, including background information, illustrations and self-assessments.