Environmental Science Laboratory Experiments

There are a variety of activities for Environmental Science. You can find some of our more commonly requested activities below the request forms on this page, or you can view our up-to-date complete list of all activities:

Environmental Science Middle School complete list

Environmental Science High School complete list

 

Biology Scheduling Form for activities designated as “Biology Mobile Educator”

Biology Feedback Form for activities designated as “Biology Mobile Educator”

 

Chemistry/Physical Science Scheduling Form for activities designated as “Chem/Phys Mobile Educator”

Chemistry/Physical Science Feedback Form for activities designated as “Chem/Phys Mobile Educator”

 

Commonly Requested Activities for Chemistry/Physical Science:

 Alternative Energy(Chem/Phys Mobile Educator):

Fuel cell cars: Students use solar panels to induce electrolysis of water and collect the hydrogen produced.  The hydrogen is then used to run fuel cell cars.  Students may also calculate the mpg for the fuel cell cars and compare that to traditional gasoline cars. (45-90 minutes; 1-2 class periods)

Fuel Cell Car and Solar PanelFuel Cell Car and Solar Panel

Fuel Cell Car Lab Parts 1-2

Fuel Cell Car lab Part 3

Expanded Fuel Cell Car Lab

 

Commonly Requested Activities for Biology:

Climate Change (Biology Mobile Educator)

CO2 levels: Students measure the air temperature inside a flask exposed to light, then introduce high levels of CO2 and re-measure the air temperature while the flask is again exposed to light. (45 minutes, can be combined with one other study in this time period)

CO2 lab data sheet

Albedo: Students compare the air temperature change inside a flask with black gravel and another flask with white/tan gravel while exposed to light. (30 minutes)

Albedo lab data sheet

Water vapor: Students compare the air temperature change inside a flask exposed to light, then introduce high levels of water vapor and re-measure the air temperature while exposed to light. (30 minutes)

Water vapor lab data sheet

Cloud cover: Students compare the air temperature change inside a flask exposed to light with and without “cloud” cover (white covering on one of the flasks). (30 minutes)

Solar output: Students compare the air temperature change inside a flask exposed to two different light outputs. (30 minutes)

Spheros

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.

Contact Science In Motion staff for more information.