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Featured Activities

Free Air Quality Lesson Plans Bring the science of air quality into your classroom through hands-on activities, inquiry-based lessons and real science tools.…
What's a "Speeder Upper"? As shown in Figure 1, a "Speeder Upper" is a pair of disks that are connected by a short rod of much smaller radius.  The NSTA…
Introduction to Moment of Inertia There are numerous analogies when comparing linear and rotational motion.  At the heart of these comparisons lie the…

Middle School Science

In these two design challenges, students will design and construct their own thermos/storage device using craft materials and measure its effectiveness to…
Introduction Here is a physical science lab for junior high students that brings out the S, T, E, and M in STEM -- S for the science of relative velocity, T…
Introduction Are you looking for some great physical science activities for 4th grade through junior high school students?  If so, it would be well worth…

High School Physics

The Momentum Pendulum The momentum pendulum is shown in Figure 1.  A frame (red) to hold the pendulum was printed on a 3D printer.  The STL file in included…
Introduction "The brakes on my car have failed and I can fix either the front or rear brakes.  Which set of brakes should I fix if I am concerned with…
The PocketLab Voyager Swing The PocketLab Voyager swing, 3D printable from the accompanying .STL file, offers your physics students a way to study a plethora…

Scratch

This lesson introduces students to a variety of probability and statistics concepts using PocketLab Voyager and Scratch—ScratchX is not required.  The Scratch…
This is a programming project that capitalizes on PocketLab-Scratch Integration.  This project makes use of the Scratch random number block to simulate rolling…
Because of the fact that water expands when freezing, frozen water pipes can result in untold damage to a house. There are a variety of things that one can do…

News

Globally, seven million premature deaths each year result from air pollution (WHO, 2012). Recent air quality events such as the forest fires in Western North…
The State of Global Air report is an annually updated peer-reviewed document providing the most up to date information possible on global air quality and its…
What's in the Air at Maker Faire?  What does the sizzle of a corn dog and the combustion of a giant flame car have in common? Well, they both give off a lot…