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Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Teachers Manual Book 6 iii A Note From the Author This curriculum is designed for middle school level students and provides an introduction to the scientific

Materials at a Glance Experiment 1 an old digital camera, cell phone, radio, computer, or other small electronic device that is no longer needed small tools such as screwdriver, tweezers, pick rubber

Experiment 12 stopwatch compass an open space large enough to run park, schoolyard, playground, backyard, etc. 5 markers of students choice to mark distances blank paper a group of friends Experiment

vi Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Teachers Manual Book 6 Materials Equipment Quantities Needed for All Experiments Foods bakers yeast banana, 1 unripe green bread, 1 slice, preferably pre

Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Teachers Manual Book 6 vii Materials Materials Quantities Needed for All Experiments Materials continued paper, blank paper, blank, or notebook paper, white

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Contents CHEMISTRY Experiment 2 Experiment 3 Experiment 4 Experiment 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 INTRODUCTION Experiment 1 Take It Apart 1 BIOLOGY Experiment Experiment Experiment Experiment

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Experiment 1 Take It Apart Materials Needed an old digital camera, cell phone, radio, computer, or other small electronic device that is no longer needed small tools such as screwdriver, tweezers,

2 Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Teachers Manual Book 6 Objectives In this experiment students will explore how a modern device like a cell phone, camera, or radio is a combination of both t

Introduction Experiment 1 Take It Apart Objective Have the students write an objective for this experiment what they think they will be learning. 3 Hypothesis Have the students write a hypothesis.

4 Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Teachers Manual Book 6 III. Conclusions Have the students review the observations they recorded for the experiment. Have them draw a conclusion based on the

Experiment 3 Making an AcidBase Indicator one head of red cabbage distilled water, about 1 liter 1 quart various solutions, such as ammonia vinegar clear soda pop milk mineral water large saucepa

10 Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Teachers Manual Book 6 Objectives In this experiment students will be introduced to the concepts of acids, bases, pH, and pH indicators. The objectives of

Chemistry Experiment 3 Making an AcidBase Indicator EXPERIMENT 11 In this experiment the students will use controls. A control is an experiment where the outcome is already known or where a given o

12 Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Teachers Manual Book 6 Students will test the Control Acid and the Control Base by dipping an unused strip of pH paper into each. Have them record their r

Chemistry Experiment 3 Making an AcidBase Indicator Some examples 13 Turmeric powder will turn red in a base will be yellow at pH 7.4 and red at pH 8.6. Poppyseed or cornflower petals contain the

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