Labdisc Lesson Library

LWe have an extensive lesson library of activities ranging from elementary to high school and covering science areas for biology, chemistry, environmental, and physical science. These lessons, many aligned to the NGSS standards, allow students to experience hands-on STEM learning beyond the traditional science lab.

Elementary School

Title

Format

Description

NGSS Standards

Light Absorbency

PDF

Checking and comparing the light absorbency of different pairs of sunglasses

1-PS4-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light

Our Heart Rate

PDF

Recording heart rate before and after exercise


A Walk in the Park

PDF

Recording temperature changes at a city’s busy intersection and in a nearby park or garden

K-ESS2-1. Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time

Night and Day

PDF

Examining temperature and light changes over a full day

1-ESS1-2. Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year

How Loud Is Sound?

PDF

Measuring the decay of sound level over distance


The Temperature Around Us

PDF

Recording the temperatures of different substances

K-ESS2-1. Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time

What Is Distance?

PDF

Examining the relationship between speed, time, and distance, and exploring graphs of distance versus time


Title

Light Absorbency

Format

PDF

Description

Checking and comparing the light absorbency of different pairs of sunglasses

NGSS Standards

1-PS4-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light

Title

Our Heart Rate

Format

PDF

Description

Recording heart rate before and after exercise

NGSS Standards


Title

A Walk in the Park

Format

PDF

Description

Recording temperature changes at a city’s busy intersection and in a nearby park or garden

NGSS Standards

K-ESS2-1. Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time

Title

Night and Day

Format

PDF

Description

Examining temperature and light changes over a full day

NGSS Standards

1-ESS1-2. Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year

Title

How Loud Is Sound?

Format

PDF

Description

Measuring the decay of sound level over distance

NGSS Standards


Title

The Temperature Around Us

Format

PDF

Description

Recording the temperatures of different substances

NGSS Standards

K-ESS2-1. Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time

Title

What Is Distance?

Format

PDF

Description

Examining the relationship between speed, time, and distance, and exploring graphs of distance versus time

NGSS Standards


Grades 3–5 Experiments

Title

Format

Description

NGSS Standards

Air Pressure

DOCX

Measuring the air pressure inside a plastic bottle


All Charged Up

DOCX

Comparing the voltage and current output of different sized batteries

4-PS3-2. Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents

Conductors and Insulators

DOCX

Measuring the amount of electrical current flowing through different types of circuits

4-PS3-2. Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents

Coping with a Warm Environment

DOCX

Measuring environmental temperature and humidity


Feel the Beat

DOCX

Recording heart rate before and after exercise using an ear clip sensor


Make Your Own Battery

DOCX

Measuring the electricity produced by four different types of homemade batteries


Right on Target

DOCX

Recording heart rate before and after exercise using an ear clip sensor and determining target heart rate


Sources of Heat Other Than Sunlight

DOCX

Measuring heat created by mechanical and electrical sources


Temperatures Around Us

DOCX

Measuring environmental temperatures from a variety of locations around the school

3-ESS2-1. Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season

The Sun’s Effects

DOCX

Measuring the temperatures of 10 different locations around the school yard


Weather and Climate

DOCX

Measuring daily weather conditions including temperature, humidity, air pressure, and precipitation


What’s the Weather Like Today?

DOCX

Measuring daily weather conditions—including temperature, humidity, air pressure, and precipitation—and comparing to measurements taken on other days

3-ESS2-1. Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season

What’s the pHuss

DOCX

Measuring the pH of a variety of substances


A Walk in the Park

DOCX

Measuring ambient temperature and humidity to see how the presence of “green space” effects these parameters


Title

Air Pressure

Format

DOCX

Description

Measuring the air pressure inside a plastic bottle

NGSS Standards


Title

All Charged Up

Format

DOCX

Description

Comparing the voltage and current output of different sized batteries

NGSS Standards

4-PS3-2. Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents

Title

Conductors and Insulators

Format

DOCX

Description

Measuring the amount of electrical current flowing through different types of circuits

NGSS Standards

4-PS3-2. Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents

Title

Coping with a Warm Environment

Format

DOCX

Description

Measuring environmental temperature and humidity

NGSS Standards


Title

Feel the Beat

Format

DOCX

Description

Recording heart rate before and after exercise using an ear clip sensor

NGSS Standards


Title

Make Your Own Battery

Format

DOCX

Description

Measuring the electricity produced by four different types of homemade batteries

NGSS Standards


Title

Right on Target

Format

DOCX

Description

Recording heart rate before and after exercise using an ear clip sensor and determining target heart rate

NGSS Standards


Title

Sources of Heat Other Than Sunlight

Format

DOCX

Description

Measuring heat created by mechanical and electrical sources

NGSS Standards


Title

Temperatures Around Us

Format

DOCX

Description

Measuring environmental temperatures from a variety of locations around the school

NGSS Standards

3-ESS2-1. Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season

Title

The Sun’s Effects

Format

DOCX

Description

Measuring the temperatures of 10 different locations around the school yard

NGSS Standards


Title

Weather and Climate

Format

DOCX

Description

Measuring daily weather conditions including temperature, humidity, air pressure, and precipitation

NGSS Standards


Title

What’s the Weather Like Today?

Format

DOCX

Description

Measuring daily weather conditions—including temperature, humidity, air pressure, and precipitation—and comparing to measurements taken on other days

NGSS Standards

3-ESS2-1. Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season

Title

What’s the pHuss

Format

DOCX

Description

Measuring the pH of a variety of substances

NGSS Standards


Title

A Walk in the Park

Format

DOCX

Description

Measuring ambient temperature and humidity to see how the presence of “green space” effects these parameters

NGSS Standards


Middle/High School Biology

Title

Format

Description

NGSS Standards

Do Seeds Metabolize?

PPTX

Measuring carbon dioxide production in seeds before and during germination

MS-LS2-3. Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem

HS-LS2-5. Develop a model to illustrate the role of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of carbon among the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere

Mammalian Diving Reflex

PPTX | INK

Decreasing the heart rate when submerged in cold water to preserve body heat

MS-LS1-8. Gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories

HS-LS1-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis

City Microclimate

PPTX

Measuring temperature and humidity in green areas and around urban areas


Acid Rain

PPTX

Determining the pH of acid rain and understanding the effects of it

HS-ESS3-6. Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity

Beer-Lambert Law

PPTX

Measuring percentage transmittance of solutions at different concentrations


Sweat Production

PPTX

Measuring temperature and humidity changes relative to perspiration

HS-LS1-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis

Our Heart Rate

PPTX | INK

Measuring our heart rate at rest and after physical activity

HS-LS1-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis

Temperature Variation Between Night and Day

PPTX | INK

Measuring thermal oscillation and luminosity during a full day

MS-ESS1-1. Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons

Photosynthesis

PPTX

Measuring air pressure inside an active photosynthetic system

MS-LS1-6. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms

​​​​​​​HS-LS1-5. Use a model to illustrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy

Photosynthesis—Dissolved Oxygen

PPTX

Measuring dissolved oxygen inside an active photosynthetic system

MS-LS1-6. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms

​​​​​​​HS-LS1-5. Use a model to illustrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy

Title

Do Seeds Metabolize?

Format

PPTX

Description

Measuring carbon dioxide production in seeds before and during germination

NGSS Standards

MS-LS2-3. Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem

HS-LS2-5. Develop a model to illustrate the role of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of carbon among the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere

Title

Mammalian Diving Reflex

Format

PPTX | INK

Description

Decreasing the heart rate when submerged in cold water to preserve body heat

NGSS Standards

MS-LS1-8. Gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories

HS-LS1-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis

Title

City Microclimate

Format

PPTX

Description

Measuring temperature and humidity in green areas and around urban areas

NGSS Standards


Title

Acid Rain

Format

PPTX

Description

Determining the pH of acid rain and understanding the effects of it

NGSS Standards

HS-ESS3-6. Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity

Title

Beer-Lambert Law

Format

PPTX

Description

Measuring percentage transmittance of solutions at different concentrations

NGSS Standards


Title

Sweat Production

Format

PPTX

Description

Measuring temperature and humidity changes relative to perspiration

NGSS Standards

HS-LS1-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis

Title

Our Heart Rate

Format

PPTX | INK

Description

Measuring our heart rate at rest and after physical activity

NGSS Standards

HS-LS1-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis

Title

Temperature Variation Between Night and Day

Format

PPTX | INK

Description

Measuring thermal oscillation and luminosity during a full day

NGSS Standards

MS-ESS1-1. Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons

Title

Photosynthesis

Format

PPTX

Description

Measuring air pressure inside an active photosynthetic system

NGSS Standards

MS-LS1-6. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms

​​​​​​​HS-LS1-5. Use a model to illustrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy

Title

Photosynthesis—Dissolved Oxygen

Format

PPTX

Description

Measuring dissolved oxygen inside an active photosynthetic system

NGSS Standards

MS-LS1-6. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms

​​​​​​​HS-LS1-5. Use a model to illustrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy

Middle/High School Chemistry

Title

Format

Description

NGSS Standards

Titration

PPTX

Using the technique of acid-base titration to find the concentration of a strong acid


Endo/Exothermic Reactions

PPTX

Performing different measurements to examine which reactions release or consume heat

MS-PS1-6. Undertake a design project to construct, test, and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy by chemical processes.
HS-PS1-2. Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties

Specific Heat

PPTX

Heating different liquids to the same temperature (70 degrees celcius) and comparing their individual cooling curves

MS-PS1-4. Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.
HS-PS3-4. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that the transfer of thermal energy when two components of different temperature are combined within a closed system results in a more uniform energy distribution among the components in the system

Water Phase Changes

PPTX

Analyzing temperature changes in water as a result of a physical state transition

MS-PS1-2. Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred

HS-PS1-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to gather evidence to compare the structure of substances at the bulk scale to infer the strength of electrical forces between particles.
HS-ESS2-5

​​​​​​​Plan and conduct an investigation of the properties of water and its effects on Earth materials and surface processes

Boyle’s Law

PPTX

Measuring air pressure in a closed container while verifying the relationship between air pressure and volume


Liquid Conductivity

PPTX

Studying the relationship between dissolved ions and the conductivity of a saline water solution


Beer-Lambert Law

PPTX

Measuring percentage transmittance of solutions at different concentrations


Candle Flame

PPTX

Measuring the temperature of a flame according to the “three zones model”


How Acidic Are the Things We Drink?

PPTX | INK

Measuring the pH of different beverages


How Does Atmospheric Pressure Vary?

PPTX

Measuring atmospheric pressure at different levels above sea level

MS-ESS2-5. Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions

Title

Titration

Format

PPTX

Description

Using the technique of acid-base titration to find the concentration of a strong acid

NGSS Standards


Title

Endo/Exothermic Reactions

Format

PPTX

Description

Performing different measurements to examine which reactions release or consume heat

NGSS Standards

MS-PS1-6. Undertake a design project to construct, test, and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy by chemical processes.
HS-PS1-2. Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties

Title

Specific Heat

Format

PPTX

Description

Heating different liquids to the same temperature (70 degrees celcius) and comparing their individual cooling curves

NGSS Standards

MS-PS1-4. Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.
HS-PS3-4. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that the transfer of thermal energy when two components of different temperature are combined within a closed system results in a more uniform energy distribution among the components in the system

Title

Water Phase Changes

Format

PPTX

Description

Analyzing temperature changes in water as a result of a physical state transition

NGSS Standards

MS-PS1-2. Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred

HS-PS1-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to gather evidence to compare the structure of substances at the bulk scale to infer the strength of electrical forces between particles.
HS-ESS2-5

​​​​​​​Plan and conduct an investigation of the properties of water and its effects on Earth materials and surface processes

Title

Boyle’s Law

Format

PPTX

Description

Measuring air pressure in a closed container while verifying the relationship between air pressure and volume

NGSS Standards


Title

Liquid Conductivity

Format

PPTX

Description

Studying the relationship between dissolved ions and the conductivity of a saline water solution

NGSS Standards


Title

Beer-Lambert Law

Format

PPTX

Description

Measuring percentage transmittance of solutions at different concentrations

NGSS Standards


Title

Candle Flame

Format

PPTX

Description

Measuring the temperature of a flame according to the “three zones model”

NGSS Standards


Title

How Acidic Are the Things We Drink?

Format

PPTX | INK

Description

Measuring the pH of different beverages

NGSS Standards


Title

How Does Atmospheric Pressure Vary?

Format

PPTX

Description

Measuring atmospheric pressure at different levels above sea level

NGSS Standards

MS-ESS2-5. Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions

Middle/High School Environmental Studies

Title

Format

Description

NGSS Standards

Exploring Our Environment

PDF

14 hands-on environmental science experiments


Water Quality

PPTX

Measuring and comparing the turbidity of different water sources and the effect on aquatic life

HS-ESS3-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, the occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity

UV and Sunblock

PPTX

Measuring and comparing the levels of ultraviolet radiation through different types of filters


Cloud Detection

PPTX

Measuring infrared temperature from the environment to characterize the current weather


Greenhouse Effect

PPTX

Using a greenhouse to model the effects of the atmosphere on Earth’s temperature

HS-LS2-7. Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity

Liquid Conductivity

PPTX

Studying the relationship between dissolved ions and the conductivity of a saline water solution


Acid Rain

PPTX

Determining the pH of acid rain and understanding the effects of it

HS-ESS3-6. Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity

Variation of Light Intensity

PPTX | INK

Measuring the light intensity of different light sources


City Microclimate

PPTX

Measuring environmental temperature and humidity in green areas and around urban areas


Photosynthesis

PPTX

Measuring air pressure inside an active photosynthetic system

MS-LS1-6. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms

​​​​​​​HS-LS1-5. Use a model to illustrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy

Photosynthesis—Dissolved Oxygen

PPTX

Measuring dissolved oxygen inside an active photosynthetic system


Temperature Variation Between Night and Day

PPTX

Measuring thermal oscillation and luminosity during a full day

MS-ESS1-1. Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons

Title

Exploring Our Environment

Format

PDF

Description

14 hands-on environmental science experiments

NGSS Standards


Title

Water Quality

Format

PPTX

Description

Measuring and comparing the turbidity of different water sources and the effect on aquatic life

NGSS Standards

HS-ESS3-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, the occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity

Title

UV and Sunblock

Format

PPTX

Description

Measuring and comparing the levels of ultraviolet radiation through different types of filters

NGSS Standards


Title

Cloud Detection

Format

PPTX

Description

Measuring infrared temperature from the environment to characterize the current weather

NGSS Standards


Title

Greenhouse Effect

Format

PPTX

Description

Using a greenhouse to model the effects of the atmosphere on Earth’s temperature

NGSS Standards

HS-LS2-7. Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity

Title

Liquid Conductivity

Format

PPTX

Description

Studying the relationship between dissolved ions and the conductivity of a saline water solution

NGSS Standards


Title

Acid Rain

Format

PPTX

Description

Determining the pH of acid rain and understanding the effects of it

NGSS Standards

HS-ESS3-6. Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity

Title

Variation of Light Intensity

Format

PPTX | INK

Description

Measuring the light intensity of different light sources

NGSS Standards


Title

City Microclimate

Format

PPTX

Description

Measuring environmental temperature and humidity in green areas and around urban areas

NGSS Standards


Title

Photosynthesis

Format

PPTX

Description

Measuring air pressure inside an active photosynthetic system

NGSS Standards

MS-LS1-6. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms

​​​​​​​HS-LS1-5. Use a model to illustrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy

Title

Photosynthesis—Dissolved Oxygen

Format

PPTX

Description

Measuring dissolved oxygen inside an active photosynthetic system

NGSS Standards


Title

Temperature Variation Between Night and Day

Format

PPTX

Description

Measuring thermal oscillation and luminosity during a full day

NGSS Standards

MS-ESS1-1. Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons

Middle/High School Physics

Title

Format

Description

NGSS Standards

Earth’s Magnetic Field

PPTX

Measuring the Earth’s magnetic field at a given location


Newton’s Second Law

PPTX

Studying the behavior of a propelled car


Elastic Pendulum

PPTX

Observing changes in the elastic force exerted by a spring acting as a pendulum


Biot-Savart Law

PPTX

Studying the magnetic field intensity variations around an inducting coil

MS-PS2-3. Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces

​​​​​​​HS-PS2-5. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that an electric current can produce a magnetic field and that a changing magnetic field can produce an electric current

Hooke’s Law

PPTX

Studying the elongation produced in springs


Ohm’s Law

PPTX

Exploring Ohm’s law in parallel and series circuits


Change in Momentum

PPTX

Demonstrating the conservation of momentum

MS-PS2-1. Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.
HS-PS2-3. Apply scientific and engineering ideas to design, evaluate, and refine a device that minimizes the force on a macroscopic object during a collision

Speed of Movement

PPTX

Measuring the speed of a moving object in different situations

MS-PS3-2. Develop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system

​​​​​​​HS-PS2-1. Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration

Free Fall

PPTX

Observing and analyzing the free fall motion of a bouncing ping pong ball

HS-PS2-4. Use mathematical representations of Newton’s Law of Gravitation and Coulomb’s Law to describe and predict the gravitational and electrostatic forces between objects

Lenz’s Law

PPTX

Verifying Lenz’s law by measuring the electric current flowing through a coil created by an external magnetic field

MS-PS2-5. Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact

​​​​​​​HS-PS2-5. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that an electric current can produce a magnetic field and that a changing magnetic field can produce an electric current

Boyle’s Law

PPTX

Measuring air pressure in a closed container while verifying the relations between air pressure and volume


Sound Waves

PPTX

Recording sound waves and sound wave interference

HS-PS4-1. Use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media

Variation of Light Intensity

PPTX | INK

Measuring the light intensity of different light sources


Friction

PPTX

Investigating static and kinetic friction of a body on different surfaces


Title

Earth’s Magnetic Field

Format

PPTX

Description

Measuring the Earth’s magnetic field at a given location

NGSS Standards


Title

Newton’s Second Law

Format

PPTX

Description

Studying the behavior of a propelled car

NGSS Standards


Title

Elastic Pendulum

Format

PPTX

Description

Observing changes in the elastic force exerted by a spring acting as a pendulum

NGSS Standards


Title

Biot-Savart Law

Format

PPTX

Description

Studying the magnetic field intensity variations around an inducting coil

NGSS Standards

MS-PS2-3. Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces

​​​​​​​HS-PS2-5. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that an electric current can produce a magnetic field and that a changing magnetic field can produce an electric current

Title

Hooke’s Law

Format

PPTX

Description

Studying the elongation produced in springs

NGSS Standards


Title

Ohm’s Law

Format

PPTX

Description

Exploring Ohm’s law in parallel and series circuits

NGSS Standards


Title

Change in Momentum

Format

PPTX

Description

Demonstrating the conservation of momentum

NGSS Standards

MS-PS2-1. Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.
HS-PS2-3. Apply scientific and engineering ideas to design, evaluate, and refine a device that minimizes the force on a macroscopic object during a collision

Title

Speed of Movement

Format

PPTX

Description

Measuring the speed of a moving object in different situations

NGSS Standards

MS-PS3-2. Develop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system

​​​​​​​HS-PS2-1. Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration

Title

Free Fall

Format

PPTX

Description

Observing and analyzing the free fall motion of a bouncing ping pong ball

NGSS Standards

HS-PS2-4. Use mathematical representations of Newton’s Law of Gravitation and Coulomb’s Law to describe and predict the gravitational and electrostatic forces between objects

Title

Lenz’s Law

Format

PPTX

Description

Verifying Lenz’s law by measuring the electric current flowing through a coil created by an external magnetic field

NGSS Standards

MS-PS2-5. Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact

​​​​​​​HS-PS2-5. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that an electric current can produce a magnetic field and that a changing magnetic field can produce an electric current

Title

Boyle’s Law

Format

PPTX

Description

Measuring air pressure in a closed container while verifying the relations between air pressure and volume

NGSS Standards


Title

Sound Waves

Format

PPTX

Description

Recording sound waves and sound wave interference

NGSS Standards

HS-PS4-1. Use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media

Title

Variation of Light Intensity

Format

PPTX | INK

Description

Measuring the light intensity of different light sources

NGSS Standards


Title

Friction

Format

PPTX

Description

Investigating static and kinetic friction of a body on different surfaces

NGSS Standards


Project-Based Learning

Title

Format

Description

NGSS Standards

Project GLOBE

DOCX

Build a student weather station at your school and use the Labdisc to collect ongoing data about the weather conditions in your area


Project Nest Box

DOCX

Collect data on light, humidity, sound, and temperature both inside and outside nesting boxes to find out what features make a birdhouse ideal


Turn Down the Noise

DOCX

Measure the impact of noise pollution in your community and share this information with community leaders to help make your school and community a better and healthier place


What’s It Like Out There?

DOCX

Include a Labdisc GenSci or Labdisc Enviro as part of the payload of a high-altitude, near-space weather balloon to record temperature, air pressure, sound, and GPS location during the balloon’s ascent and descent


Title

Project GLOBE

Format

DOCX

Description

Build a student weather station at your school and use the Labdisc to collect ongoing data about the weather conditions in your area

NGSS Standards


Title

Project Nest Box

Format

DOCX

Description

Collect data on light, humidity, sound, and temperature both inside and outside nesting boxes to find out what features make a birdhouse ideal

NGSS Standards


Title

Turn Down the Noise

Format

DOCX

Description

Measure the impact of noise pollution in your community and share this information with community leaders to help make your school and community a better and healthier place

NGSS Standards


Title

What’s It Like Out There?

Format

DOCX

Description

Include a Labdisc GenSci or Labdisc Enviro as part of the payload of a high-altitude, near-space weather balloon to record temperature, air pressure, sound, and GPS location during the balloon’s ascent and descent

NGSS Standards


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