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2D Forces & Statics

Think about it...do you ONLY push things left and right? Just straight up and down? What about things that are just hanging and not moving?

Thumbnail image from a powerpoint slide about velocity.

2D Vectors, Speed, Velocity and Acceleration Lesson

The materials for this lesson include an 89 slide powerpoint filled with animations, diagrams, and images as well as a guided notes handout to go with it.

An animated gif of "Skittles".

All About Skittles: An Intro to Argument Driven Inquiry

This two-day lab introduces students to the basic structure of argument-driven inquiry (ADI).

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Balloons of Motion: Exploring Newton's Three Laws

This lab uses common household items to build a balloon vehicle that demonstrate Newton's three laws of motion, specifically the inverse relationship between mass and acceleration.

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Banana DNA Extraction:
Visualizing Deoxyribonucleic Acid

This at home lab shows how to extract DNA from a banana using salt, soap, and rubbing alcohol.

Basic Atomic Structure Lesson

In Chemistry & Physical Science the atom is the fundamental building block of chemical structures. Unique combinations of atoms lead to the diverse array of compounds that form the universe. Check out our resources that will assis...

Gif of students performing simulation.

Battle of the Beaks: Modeling Natural Selection

This simulation lab models Darwin's theory of natural selection.

Students' results: a line of water bottles filled with a yeast mixture with inflated balloons sealed over the top.

Carbon Dioxide Balloons: Visualizing Decomposition and Nutrient Cycling

This lab serves to introduce students to the role of decomposers in nutrient cycling.

Latest videos

Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Ionic and Covalent Bonds

In this video you are going to learn about IONIC & COVALENT BONDS! Join our class as Mr. Mickens and company explore how the different ways that atoms can combine! We will discuss the difference between metals and nonmetals, ionic & covalent bonds, naming molecules using IUPAC nomenclature AND making binary formulas! Don’t stress! IONIC & COVALENT BONDS VIDEO GUIDE https://www.crsci.org/_files/ugd/ce3682_58ffd1b7065f4048a3df97c14f1f4682.pdf Subscribe to our channel to keep receiving videos like this: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4Sg... Whether you are studying for a chemistry or physical science test, looking for a video to supplement your instruction in the classroom, or just want to learn...watch, share, and subscribe! 0:00 Intro 0:53 Properties of Metals 1:41 Properties of Nonmetals 1:55 What is a Compound? 2:33 Why Do Ionic Bonds Occur? 4:37 Why Do Covalent Bonds Occur? 5:35 How to Determine which type of Bond will Form? 6:10 Naming Covalent Molecules using IUPAC 8:34 Naming Ionic Compounds using IUPAC 9:00 Binary Ionic Formulas using Balance of Charges 9:53 Criss Cross Method 10:02 Purpose & Closing CRSCI is your hub for culturally relevant science education resources catered to students from different cultural backgrounds: race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, language, religion, etc. Visit our FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/culturallyre... Follow us on INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/cr_sci/ Follow us on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/cr_sci Visit our site: www.crsci.org