All Grade Levels: Students work in groups to explore the food, lighting, color, and temperature preferences of live crickets, who are housed in a classroom habitat.
All Grade Levels: This kit includes everything you need to teach about fingerprints, with lab materials the same as those used in law enforcement for fingerprinting work.
Grades 5-12: In this lab, students use a dichotomous key to identify a series of marine mollusks and then create a dichotomous key of their own.
Grades 2-8: Students will learn how to measure length in SI units (the metric system), and practice measurements on human and orangutan hands and on human feet.
All Grade Levels: Students identify the parts of a microscope, use it to make observations, and compute the total magnification of the objective lenses.
Grades 5-8: Students will use fingerprinting, chromatography, and chemistry to gather and analyze evidence left behind at a crime scene and determine the criminal’s identity.
Grades 9-12: Here, students examine nine hominin skulls for specialized features and take measurements that enable them to determine the relatedness of these species.
Grades 9-12: In this lab, students predict an amino acid sequence from the DNA that codes for it and then predict the shape of an enzyme given the substrate it binds with.
Grades 9-12: In this lab, students perform DNA electrophoresis and examine gels for a mother, baby and possible fathers to determine correct paternity.
Grades 5-12: This kit enables students to discover the structure of a DNA molecule by joining 24 magnetic, preassembled nucleotides following the correct base pairing.
Grades 5-12: An animal skull reveals far more about the animal than just its species. Here, students analyze skulls to determine the animal's size, diet, eyesight and more!
Grades 5-8: Students are introduced to concepts of electrical energy and electrical current using a paper model.
Grades 5-8: The Sol Cycle is a miniature, 3D-printable bicycle that uses solar power to run a small motor that turns the wheels.
Grades 9-12: Each team will use a simulated topographic scanner with a platform-mounted LASER probe to discern the structure of an unknown block of Legos® built by another team.
Grades 9-12: Students perform a series of guided activities that illustrate the basic workings of a radio telescope.
Grades 9-12: This lab allows a hands-on investigation of water flow that can be related to electric current, potential and electric resistance.
Grades 9-12: Students begin by investigating the relationships between various properties of light; then, they observe the conversion of electrical energy into light and vice versa
Grades 9-12: Students explore various light diffraction phenomena and then develop an understanding of the use of diffraction in the discovery of the structure of DNA.
Grades 9-12: In this lab, students learn about electrical properties, circuit wiring and diagrams, and how voltmeters and ammeters are used.
Grades 9-12: Through numerical and graphical analysis, students find the direction of magnetic force on a wire and relate this force to the wire's length as well as its current.
Grades 9-12: Students use their observations of water waves in a ripple tank to develop an understanding of reflection, refraction, and diffraction.
Grades 9-12: Each team of students anodizes a sample of titanium to observe thin film interference and the relationship between film thickness and the color seen on the metal.
Grades 9-12: Students practice establishing standing waves on a string and discover the relationships between nodes and antinodes and between frequency and wavelength.
Grades 9-12: Students learn what transformers are and how to construct one, analyze the power loss of a transmission line, and explore differences between AC and DC power.
Grades 9-12: A series of guided activities that will illustrate various mathematical relationships seen in a standard physics course of study.
Grades 9-12: Students build a cable to model nerve conduction, work to reduce current/voltage decay, and use the model to predict problems associated with neurological disorders.
Grades 9-12: Students are introduced to concepts of electrical energy and current through simple circuits that use inexpensive household items.
Grades 9-12: Students perform calculations to guide a stunt car through various challenges. This lab fulfills the NYS Regents Physics requirement for a projectile motion lab.
Grades 9-12: Students design and optimize various anchor systems to support a “climber” represented by a 10 N weight.
Grades 9-12: Students measure voltage across a copper resistor and a superconductor to observe the unusual effect of temperature on a superconductor vs. a "normal" conductor.
Grades 9-12: After building a cloud chamber, students will visualize the paths of actual particles that result from cosmic rays.
Grades 9-12: This lab provides a hands-on introduction to the 'scope' through examination of AC and DC voltages, various waveforms, and other phenomena.
Grades 9-12: Students explore how light can be modulated to encode voice information using a simple version of Bell's original photophone.
Grades 9-12: Students perform guided activities that illustrate how microscopic and macroscopic features of metals relate to resistance and current flow.
Grades 9-12: Students make both qualitative and quantitative observations of static charge in this hands-on lab on electrostatic forces.
Grades 9-12: This lab provides students with an introduction to the fascinating ideas about chaos theory while tying it closely to concepts taught at the Regents Physics level.
Grades 9-12: This lab focuses on magnetic pickups in an electric guitar. Students explore concepts in electromagnetism, which illustrates how an electric guitar works.
Grades 9-12: Students will measure the speed of light while developing familiarity with basic optics and electronics components.
Grades 9-12: Students develop an understanding of how photovoltaic solar cells work through properties such as IV characteristics, peak power, and cell efficiency.
Grades 9-12: Students explore the law of conservation of energy by observing energy conversions as they occur within a light bulb.
Grades 9-12: This lab uses Foutan Circuit Boards, consisting of a battery and a network of switches and light bulbs, to help students explore the structure and behavior of circuits
Grades 9-12: Students find mass using three different methods apart from the conventional “weighing” technique, thus reinforcing the distinction between mass and weight.