Virtual Learning Experiences
Middle & High School Virtual Lab Resources
For our page with full virtual lessons and units, go here.
NOTE: When viewing the Google form, the videos will look like they are just photos, but they are links. After you make the copy, you can check out your student view by clicking send and copying the link into your browser. You can make changes to your copy if you would like or assign as is. If you need assistance setting up the Google form, let us know and we will try and help you.
Radioactivity and Half-Life
Check out the Teaching Radioactivity and Half-Live page for lesson plans, background information, videos, and other resources.
|Cloud Chamber||Full video of the lab||The lab handout||Cloud Chamber lab as a Google Form with the video embedded|
|Nuclear Scaler half-life Lab||Full video of the lab||The lab handout||Half-life lab as a Google Form with video embedded|
|Half-life Data Analysis and Calculations in a Google Sheet|
|Radioactivity Shielding with Nuclear Scaler Lab||Full video of the lab||The lab handout||Radioactivity lab as a Google Form with video embedded|
|Radioactivity Data Analysis and Calculations in a Google Sheet|
|Modeling the Jet Stream||
Introduction and rotating tank setup explained
Google form of the Jet Stream Data Lab
|Cloud in a Bottle||
The Cloud in a Bottle demo video
|Groundwater model||Groundwater lab as a Google Form with the video embedded|
|Infiltration and Porosity Lab|
|Water quality||Full video of the lab||The lab handout|
|Intro to Spectroscopy||Video of the lab||The lab handout|
|Separation and Spectroscopic Characterization of Caffeine from Coffee Samples||Videos for the lab||The lab handout||All files for the lab are on the lab web page|
Electricity and Magnetism
|Exploring Magnetism||Exploring Magnetism video||Tales of Magnets and Nails, Don't Cross My Path, Straw Magnets, Who Said Grape|
|Notebook Circuits||Notebook Circuits video||Notebook circuits lab|
Force & Motion
|Balloon Rockets||Balloon Rockets video||Balloon Rockets handout|
|Feel the Force||Feel the Force video||Feel the Force v1 - Circular Velocity||Feel the Force v2- Circular Velocity and Acceleration|
|Newton's Cart||Newton's Cart video||
Newton's Cart, Force and Motion Predictions, Newton's Cart Teacher Guide
|Student intro video, Newton's Cart Distance Time data sheet (Excel)|
Light and Sound
|The Doppler Effect with Sound||Video for the lab||The lab handout, Teacher's notes|
|Lasers by a Hair||Video for the lab|
|Water Glass Lenses||Video for the lab||The lab handout|
|Stunt Car Challenge||Video for the lab||Stunt Car Challenge Lab|
Other College of Science Programs
Superheroes of ScienceSuperheroes of Science is a Purdue University College of Science program that highlights STEM content, provides professional development opportunities for science teachers, and delivers learning experiences for students.
Shared Google folder with guided worksheets for Superheroes of Science episodes.
Purdue University Superheroes of Science YouTube Channel
Purdue University Superheroes of Science Facebook page
Programs for Students
Purdue University Kids STEM Degree (K-8)
We are have partnered with groups to create grade-level playlists of videos (3-5 minutes). Students will have the option to complete a quiz (Google Form) at the end of each video where they will earn a code. Collect 10 codes and be eligible to earn a Kids STEM ‘degree’ from Purdue University. This program can be completed individually by students, or together as a class depending on teacher preference.
The EAPS Virtual Passport Day
Since 2016, the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) at Purdue University has organized an annual outreach event called Passport Day, where graduate students from EAPS engage with the local community through hands-on activities related to Earth sciences, space, weather and climate. Today we are proud to offer this event in a virtual format for early learners all over the world.
Conservation Challenges for elementary students is created through a partnership between Purdue University College of Science and the Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality (TCPWQ) These are quick STEM challenges (for students in grades K-5) that teachers can assign to students during remote instruction. Each video has a link to a Google form that students can use to submit their responses. We will highlight select student responses and post them to our Facebook pages.
Saturday Morning Astrophysics at Purdue
Purdue Physics and Astronomy’s Saturday Morning Astrophysics at Purdue (SMAP) offers engaging astronomy-related learning opportunities for students in grades 6-12, and instructional materials and professional support for teachers.
Teachers may register to receive materials and notifications of past and upcoming Saturday Morning Astrophysics at Purdue opportunities and events.