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Walking on Water--How Do Water Striders Do It?
This activity provides students with a first look at water tension and its role in the life of a water strider.
Science and Sustainability: A Freshman Seminar Course
Steven Neshyba, University of Puget Sound
The backbone of the course is made of two books: Berger and Luckmann's The Social Construction of Reality and Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma. Students will discuss these readings in a seminar format, write papers, take exams, carry out a chemistry experiment using mass spectroscopy, and undertake a research project into current pedagogical approaches to science and sustainability.
Investigate Chemical Changes - What are some signs of chemical change?
Jeanine Salisbury, Robbinsdale Middle School, Robbinsdale, MN based on an original activity from McDougal Littell Science, Matter and Energy p.47
This activity is a classroom lab activity that demonstrates chemical change in a dramatic way using a few inexpensive, easily obtainable materials.
Determining the color of nitrogen dioxide through inquiry: a demonstration of LeChatlier's principle.
Lisa Hines, Tech High School, St. Cloud, MN, based on the original activity provided by Major Dan Brannan, USAFA Department of Chemistry.
This activity is an inquiry lab where students observe the effects of temperature change on nitrogen dioxide gas, a common component of polluted air, to determine its color.