Activity Kits

Middle School Physical Science - Force and Motion

Next Generation Science Standards covered in this unit:

MS.PS2.1: Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.

MS.PS.2: Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.

MS.PS4.1: Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave.

Middle School Physical Science - Energy and Velocity

Next Generation Science Standards covered in unit:

MS.PS.2: Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.

MS.PS3.1: Construct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object.

MS.PS3.5: Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.

ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting an Engineering Problem

ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions

Middle School Physical Science - Electromagnetism

Next Generation Science Standards covered in unit:

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

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.

Linear Motion Unit

Understanding Linear Motion is a key foundation in Physics. Here are five labs that will take students through a Linear Motion unit featuring PocketLab. The unit aligns with the Linear Motion chapter in all editions of Paul Hewitt's Conceptual Physics text. It also aligns with the following NGSS and Common Core Standards:

Middle School Physical Science (Grades 6-8)

NGSS
Unit provides foundation for understanding Newton's Three Laws of Motion. Key for the following standards:
-MS-PS1-1
-MS-PS2-2
-Cross Cutting Concepts: Cause and Effect

Common Core ELA/Literacy
-RST.6-8.3:

Common Core Mathematics
-MP.2
-6.NS.C.5
-7.EE.B.4

Link to Middle School Standards: http://www.nextgenscience.org/...-forces-interactions

High School Physical Science (Grades 9 - 12)

NGSS
-HS-PS2-1
-Cross Cutting Concepts: Cause and Effect

Common Core ELA/Literacy
-RST.11-12.7

Common Core Mathematics
-MP.2
-MP.4
-HSN.Q.A.1
-HSA.SSE.A.1
-HSA.CED.A.4
-HSF.1F.C.7

Link to High School Standards: http://www.nextgenscience.org/...-forces-interactions

Instructibles: Build a PocketLab based Seismograph

Follow this link to the Instructibles website for instructions on how to build a PocketLab Seismograph.

From the intro on Instructibles:

Living in California, earthquakes are a part of life. Sooner or later, you'll feel one, and the first time can be pretty scary! If it's a small earthquake, which thankfully most are, it's actually hard to know for sure until you check the news later on. Sometimes a painting shakes on the wall, or a hanging lamp starts swinging, or you hear a rumbling sound - most small earthquakes are much more difficult to notice than you would expect.

In order to detect low magnitude earthquakes, we wanted to build a very sensitive Seismometer. This project was quite easy, mostly some carpentry, and the detector was a PocketLab sensor, using the magnetometer function. An iPad was used for data collection.

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