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Laboratory Experiments

Laboratory experiments provided by the Science in Motion program are supported by two mobile educators, one for Biology and one for Chemistry and Physics.  Many courses are interdisciplinary in nature (for example, forensics and environmental science).  Please browse all of the experiment pages for possible experiments that may support your classes! On each page, you will find links to the scheduling and feedback forms corresponding to the experiments shown on the page.

NEW! To Science In Motion:

Spheros are here! Spheros are paired with a Kindle Fire (provided) through the SpheroEdu app. Beginners can draw a path for the Sphero robot to follow, intermediate users can drag and drop blocks of code, and advanced users can write text programs using JavaScript. Provide your own activities, or use one of the SpheroEdu prepared modules aligned to NGSS, CCSS, and various state standards.

More forensics activities: Are you looking for more lab activities for forensic science? Science in Motion has the Forensics with Vernier lab book. You can see the list of 14 activities here. Each activity includes a crime scene scenario with potential suspects. The case analysis questions ask students to determine the most likely suspect based on their data. These forensic activities include concepts in chemistry, physics, and math and use a variety of Vernier sensors.

Middle School science: We are increasing our middle school activities and now include labs such as Strawberry DNA Extraction, Density Blocks, Heat Properties of Water, TLC of Ink, Pulleys, Physics of Sound Waves, Forensic Art, and many others.

Atomic Emission Spectroscopy: We have Vernier spectrum tubes and spectrometers available to borrow. The spectrum tubes come in a rotating carousel, so there is no risk of student injury or damage to the equipment from inserting and removing spectrum tubes.

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