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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. 

Topics Videos Handouts
Multimedia
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

Atmosphere

Topics Videos Handouts
Multimedia
Modeling the Jet Stream

Lecture and lab introduction

Introduction and rotating tank setup explained

Modeling the jetstream

Google form of the Jet Stream Data Lab  

Cloud in a Bottle

The Cloud in a Bottle demo video

How to do the Cloud in a Bottle demo video

Hydrology

Topics Videos Handouts
Multimedia
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

Spectroscopy

Topics Videos Handouts Multimedia
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

Astronomy

Topics Videos Handouts (PDF)
Multimedia
50 Balls of Clay - Moon and Earth 50 Balls of Clay - Moon and Earth video
Constellation Tubes Constellation Tubes video
The Doppler Effect with Applications to Astronomy Doppler Effect with Applications to Astronomy video The Doppler Effect with Applications to Astronomy lesson, Teacher's notes
Kepler's Laws Kepler the Man, Planetary Motion - SMAP Zoom Lesson Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion, Orbital Diagram of Pluto, Orbital Diagram of Asteroid, Kepler Data Tables Planetary Motion Intro (PowerPoint), Sample Student Data Pluto (Excel)
Impact Cratering
Impact Cratering video Impact Cratering lab: Slingshot lab, at home flour lab
The Lives of Stars The Lives of Stars video The Lives of Stars lesson H-R Diagram Template, H-R Paper Dots
Scaling Our Solar System Scaling Our Solar System video

Scaling Our Solar System, Scale Planet Display Sheet, Steps Between Planets Table

Planet Images, Scaling Promo Video
Searching for Exoplanets Searching for Exoplanets video Searching for Exoplanet Lesson, Student Data Table, and Data Table with answers Saturday Morning Astro Zoom Lesson

Electricity and Magnetism

Topics Videos Handouts (PDF)
Multimedia
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

Topics Videos Handouts (PDF)
Multimedia
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

Topics Videos Handouts (PDF)
Multimedia
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

Projectile Motion

Topics Videos Handouts Multimedia
Stunt Car Challenge  Video for the lab Stunt Car Challenge Lab

 


Other College of Science Programs

Superheroes of Science

Superheroes 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 Challenge

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 for SMAP

Teachers may register to receive materials and notifications of past and upcoming Saturday Morning Astrophysics at Purdue opportunities and events.

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