Lab Documents

Lab documents are listed numerically below. We recommend starting on our activities and equipment page to peruse the activities list by grade level and content area. Once you have selected a lab activity, you can preview the document from the list below. If the link only provides a preview document, please contact us to request a copy of the full document.

011 - Introduction to the Scientific Method (grade K-2)

012 - Using the Scientific Method to Study Volume and Mass (grade 3-6)

013 - Accuracy and Precision in Determining the Density of Water (grade 10-12)

014 - Determining Density and Developing Lab Skills (grade 5-10)

021 - Dinosaurs and Fossils (grade K-3)

031 - From Small to BIG (grade K-4)

032 - Small to BIG, Down by the Sea (grade K-4)

041 - Amazing Magnets (grade K-2)

042 - Magnet Lab (grade 3-5)

052 - Let the Sun Shine (grade K-4)

062 - The Inside Story - Skeletons (grade K-8)

063 - Anatomy Aprons (grade K-3)

064 - Exploring Seeds (grade K-4)

065 - Life Cycle of a Radish (grade K-4)

066 - Soil, Its not just Dirt (grade K-8)

067 - Investigating Insects (grade K-4)

068 - Dendrochronology (grade 5-12)

068.1 - Tree Rings and Precipitation (grades 2-4)

068.2 - Tree Rings and Precipitation (grades 5-8)

069 - Dichotomous Keys (grades 5-12)

071 - What do you Hear?  The Science of Sound (grades K-3)

076 - Solid, Liquid, Gas:  Water Can Do it All PREVIEW ONLY (grade K-6)

101 - Early Simple Machines (grade K-3)

102 - Simple Machines with K'nex (grade 4-8)

103 - DNA K'nex (grade 7-12)

151 - Microbes in the Environment (grade 3-12)

152 - The Effectiveness of Handwashing NO LONGER ON ACTIVITY LIST?

153 - Introduction to Microscopy and Bacterial Staining (grade 9-12)

154 - SODIS: Solar Water Disinfection NO LONGER ON ACTIVITY LIST?

156 - Mysterious Microbes (grade K-4)

160 - Alternative Energy: Solar Cells (grade 5-12)

161.1 - Fuel Cell Car Basics (grade 5-8)

161 - Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars (grade 9-12)

162 - Hydrogen Car (grade 9-12)

163 - Hydrogen Car Racing (grade 9-12)

201 - Elementary Weather Tools (grade 2-6)

202- Measuring and Monitoring Weather (grade K-12)

230.1 - Introduction to Microscopy (grade 4-12)

230.2 - Digital Pond (grade 5-12)

231 - Protozoa Lab (grade 4-12)

232 - The Effect of Drugs on Daphnia (grade 5-12)

233 - Hair Analysis (grade 9-12)

234 - The Effect of Environmental Toxins on Daphnia (grade 5-12)

235 - Plasmolysis in Elodea (grade 5-12)

236 - DIY Digital Scopes and Motic Software (grade 5-12)

237 - Mitosis and the Cell Cycle: Breaking Up is Hard to Do (grade 5-12)

240 - Simple Circuits (grade K-2)

241 - Van de Graaf Generator (grade K-12)

242 - Kill-a-Watt (grade 5-12)

242.1 - Kill-a-Watt LQ, one class version (grade 5-12)

244 - Elementary Energy Audit (grade K-5)

245 - Energy Audit (grade 6-12)

251 - Simple, Series, and Parallel Circuits (old circuit boards)(grade 4-10)

252 - Snap Circuits (grade 3-12)

253 - Electrical Resistors (grade 7-12)

254 - Circuits and Ohm's Law (grade 8-12)

281 - What's in Your Water (chemical hach kits) (grade 4-12)

281.1 - Stream Study Chemistry (grade 4-12)

281.2 - Stream Study Physical (grade 4-12)

283 - Dissolved Oxygen (grade 6-12)

285 - Macroinvertebrates as Stream Health Indicators (grade 4-12)

286 - ESI: Environmental Science Investigators (grade 7-12)

286.1 ESI:  Environmental Science Investigation Short Version (grade 7-12)

287 - Stream in a Bucket (grade 3-12)

290 - Animal Tracks and Scat (grade 3-12)

291 - Owl Pellets (grade 3-12)

301 - Where Does the Water Go?  Groundwater Model (grade 3-12)

302 - Enviroscape Wetlands Models (grade 4-12)

302E - Enviroscape Watershed Model (grade K-3)

303 - Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment (grade 3-12)

304 - Water Cycle Model (grade K-12)

311 - Observation and Classification of Mineral Specimens (grade 3-12)

321 - Topographic Map Lab (grade ??????????)

322 - Landforms, the Ups and Downs of Earth's Surface

400 - Combustion Reactions and Acid Rain (grade 8-12)

401 - Household Acids and Bases (grade 4-12)

402 - Acid Breath and What is pH (grade ??????????????)

403 - Acid Rain (grade 4-12)

404 - Lawn Chemical Water Pollution (grade 9-12)

405 - Soil Testing (grade 5-12)

406 - Effect of Temperature on Germination PREVIEW ONLY (grade 4-12)

407 - Worm Composting: Buried Treasure (grade K-8)

408 - Worm Composting:  Finding the Comfort Zone (grade 5-12)

511 - Nature of Visible Light (grade 5-8)

512 - Bright Line Spectroscopy (grade 8-12)

513 - Light Splitters (grade K-2)

531 - Introduction to Spectrophotometry (grade 4-12)

532 - Spectral Curve of Food Coloring (grade 4-12)

533 - The Effect of Concentration on Absorbance (grade 4-12)

534 - Chemical or Physical Change (grade 7-12)

535 - Spectral Curve of Leaf Pigments (grade 7-12)

536 - My Business is Going Under (grade 9-12)

537 - Spectral Analysis of Sunscreen (grade 9-12)

538 - Spectral Curve of Kool-aid (grade 8-12)

539 - Analysis of Aspirin Using Visible Spectrophotometry (grade 10-12)

540 - Determination of Iron in Water (grade 10-12)

541 - Reaction Rates with the Spec 20 (grade 10-12)

542 - Effect of Alcohol on Biological Membranes (grade 7-12)

543 - Spec 20 Analysis of NOx (grade 10-12)

571 - Extraction and Identification of Dyes Using Column Chromatrography (grade 8-12)

572 - Thin Layer Chromatography of Food Dyes (grade 8-12)

573 - Paper Chromatography of Candy (grade 8-12)

574 - Thin Layer Chromatography of Pen Inks (grade 8-12)

651 - Newton's Laws of Motion (grade 3-12)

652 - Auditorium Luge (grade 9-12)

682 - DNA Electrophoresis (grade 9-12)

683 - Solving a Crime Using DNA Electrophoresis (grade 9-12)

684 - Introduction to DNA Electrophoresis: Molecules on the Move (grade 5-12)

725 - Ecobeaker:  Teacher Overview of Simulations (grade 7-12)

725 - Ecobeaker:  Isle Royale Student Worksheet (grade 7-12)

726 - Science Sleuths - no lab document - software program (grade 5-9)

728 - Introduction to GIS Analysis (grade 6-12)

729 - Introduction to GPS (grade 6-12)

731 - Geocaching for Knowledge: A Mock Stream Study (grade 4-12)

732 - Basic GIS and Toxic Release (grade 6-12)

733 - Hotspots:  Using GPS to Map Microclimates (grade ?????)

735 - America's Least Wanted: GIS and Invasive Species (grade 5-12)

740 - Photosynthesis PREVIEW ONLY (grade 7-12)

741 - Cellular Respiration with Peas PREVIEW ONLY (grade 5-12)

742 - Salted Peas: Respiration and CO2 production PREVIEW ONLY (grade 5-12)

743 - Photosynthesis on Ice (grade 7-12)

744 - Population Dynamics PREVIEW ONLY (grade 5-12)

751 - Elementary Temperature and Graphing PREVIEW ONLY (grade K-5)

752 - A Good Sock, Insulation and Heat PREVIEW ONLY (grade 4-12)

753 - Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions PREVIEW ONLY (grade 5-12)

754 - Freezing and Melting of Water PREVIEW ONLY (grade 5-12)

755 - Measuring Changes in Heat Energy Using a Calorimeter PREVIEW ONLY (grade 8-12)

756 - Temperature Probe Response Time PREVIEW ONLY (grade 8-12)

758 - Energy Content in Food PREVIEW ONLY (grade 8-12)

759 - Evaporation and Intermolecular Attractions PREVIEW ONLY (grade 9-12)

760 - Heat of Fusion for Ice PREVIEW ONLY (grade 9-12)

761 - Using Freezing Point Depression to Find Molecular Weight PREVIEW ONLY (grade 9-12)

762 - Energy Comparison of Chemical and Physical Changes (grade 9-12)

763 - The Complexity of Global Warming (grade 6-12)

764 - The Greenhouse Effect PREVIEW ONLY (grade 5-8)

766 - Just Breathe, Monitoring Indoor CO2 PREVIEW ONLY (grade 5-12)

767 - Additivity of Heats of Reaction:  Hess's Law PREVIEW ONLY (grades 9-12)

768 - What Causes the Seasons PREVIEW ONLY (grade 5-9)

769 - Distance from the Sun PREVIEW ONLY (grade 2-6)

771 - Matchbox Car Racing (grade 4-8)

772 - Picket Fence Free Fall PREVIEW ONLY (grade 9-12)

773 - Projectile Motion PREVIEW ONLY (grade 9-12)

781 - Effect of Water Type on the pH of Acid Rain PREVIEW ONLY (grade 7-12)

782 - Generating Acid Rain PREVIEW ONLY (grade 9-12)

783 - Acid Dissociation Constant, Ka PREVIEW ONLY (grade 9-12)

784 - Titration Curves of Strong and Weak Acids and Bases PREVIEW ONLY (grade 9-12)

785 - Whats the Water Treatment PREVIEW ONLY (grade 7-12)

791 - Graphing Motion PREVIEW ONLY (grade 3-9)

792 - Kinetic-Potential Energy Transfer (grade 5-9)

793 - Momentum: A Crash Lesson PREVIEW ONLY (grade 6-12)

794 - Energy of a Tossed Ball PREVIEW ONLY (grade 7-12)

795 - Ocean Floor Mapping PREVIEW ONLY (grade 5-12)

796 - Graph Matching PREVIEW ONLY (grade 11-12)

797 - Wind Power PREVIEW ONLY (grade 7-12)

801 - Boyle's Law PREVIEW ONLY (grade 9-12)

802 - Pressure Temperature Relationships in Gas PREVIEW ONLY (grade 9-12)

803 - Enzyme Action:  Testing Catalase Activity PREVIEW ONLY (grade 7-12)

804 - Factors Affecting Transpiration PREVIEW ONLY (grade 7-12)

805 - Get a Grip PREVIEW ONLY (grade 5-9)

811 - Effect of Temperature on Fermentation PREVIEW ONLY (grade 7-12)

831 - Limitations on Cell Size:  Surface Area to Volume PREVIEW ONLY (grade 7-12)

832 - Diffusion Through Membranes PREVIEW ONLY (grade 7-12)

854 - Heart Rate and Exercise PREVIEW ONLY (grade 5-12)

861 - The Effect of Surface on Friction (grade 4-8)

862 - Pulleys PREVIEW ONLY (grade 5-12)

871 - Reflectivity of Light PREVIEW ONLY (grade 5-12)

872 - Polaroid Filters PREVIEW ONLY (grade 5-12)

873 - Lightstick Kinetics (grade 10-12)

874 - Earth's Reflective Qualities (grade 5-9)

881 - Alpha, Beta, Gamma PREVIEW ONLY (grade 9-12)

882 - Distance and Radiation PREVIEW ONLY (grade 9-12)

883 - Half-life Measurement PREVIEW ONLY (grade 9-12)

884 - Potassium in Dried Fruit (grade 9-12)

891 - Sound Waves and Beats PREVIEW ONLY (grade 9-12)

892 - Speed of Sound PREVIEW ONLY (grade 8-12)

896 - Magnetic Field Explorations PREVIEW ONLY (grade 5-12)

897 - Electromagnets:  Winding Things Up PREVIEW ONLY (grade 5-12)

898 - Seafloor Spreading PREVIEW ONLY (grade 5-12)

901 - Alcohol Content in Commercial Products NO PREVIEW AVAILABLE - EMAIL TO REQUEST COPY (grade 10-12)

902 - Measurement of Petroleum Based Hydrocarbons NO PREVIEW AVAILABLE - EMAIL TO REQUEST COPY (grade 10-12)

903 - Volatile Organic Compounds in Cosmetics NO PREVIEW AVAILABLE - EMAIL TO REQUEST COPY (grade 10-12)

904 - Analysis and Comparison of Gasolines Using Gas Chromatography NO PREVIEW AVAILABLE - EMAIL TO REQUEST COPY (grade 10-12)

905 - Analysis of the Stuff of Life NO PREVIEW AVAILABLE - EMAIL TO REQUEST COPY (grade 10-12)

921 - Evaluation of Fluorescent Highlighter Markers by Fluorometry NO PREVIEW AVAILABLE - EMAIL TO REQUEST COPY (grade 10-12)

922 - Analysis of Nicotine Cigarettes by Fluorometry NO PREVIEW AVAILABLE - EMAIL TO REQUEST COPY (grade 10-12)

932 - Analysis of Combustion Exhaust NO PREVIEW AVAILABLE - EMAIL TO REQUEST COPY (grade 10-12)

933 - Analysis of Motor Oils NO PREVIEW AVAILABLE - EMAIL TO REQUEST COPY (grade 10-12)

934 - Characterization of Plastics for Recycling NO PREVIEW AVAILABLE - EMAIL TO REQUEST COPY (grade 10-12)

935 - Comparison of Tapes and Labels NO PREVIEW AVAILABLE - EMAIL TO REQUEST COPY (grade 10-12)

936 - Measurement of V.O.C.s in Essential Oils NO PREVIEW AVAILABLE - EMAIL TO REQUEST COPY (grade 10-12)

937 - Analysis of Petroleum Hydrocarbons NO PREVIEW AVAILABLE - EMAIL TO REQUEST COPY (grade 10-12)

938 - IR Analysis of the Stuff of Life NO PREVIEW AVAILABLE - EMAIL TO REQUEST COPY (grade 10-12)

941 - Confirming Esterification with the IR (grade 10-12)

944 - Identifying Crime Scene Powders Using the IR (grade 10-12)

945 - IR Thermometer (grade 10-12)

951 - Determining the SPF of Sunscreen Lotions NO PREVIEW AVAILABLE - EMAIL TO REQUEST COPY (grade 10-12)

952 - Characterizing Colors of Spice Extracts NO PREVIEW AVAILABLE - EMAIL TO REQUEST COPY (grade 10-12)

953 - Analysis of Olive Oils NO PREVIEW AVAILABLE - EMAIL TO REQUEST COPY (grade 10-12)

971 - Microscale Synthesis of Aspirin (grade 10-12)