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Car Gas Mileage "Thought Experiment"

Work with your group to determine a METHOD for finding out which vehicle achieves the highest gas mileage.

We'll take this nice and slow and work together as the entire class.

We will conclude this thought experiment by doing peer grading to practice our first look at a high school science investigation.

Parachute Lab

Work with your group to determine the effect of parachute size on the rate of descent of a parachute or some other goal that your group decides.

You will do all work on this together and will work to generate a lab report for this investigation.

We will peer grade those reports as our last practice before you lab test later in the week.

Pendulum Lab

Work with your group to design an investigation to determine a particular feature of a pendulum determined by your teacher.

This *is* a lab report test so you will work on ALL aspects of this by yourself.

Since it is a test, you will work by yourself to design, build, make observations and collect data.

You will then work to write up a well crafted high school science report based on our usual rubric-- and yes, you will do this work by yourself as well.

Periodic Trends Lab Work with your group to determine how reactivity changes as we move down group 2 (alkaline earth metals) on the periodic table

Rate of Reactions Lab

 

 

 

Work with your group to create your own investigative question on reaction rates -- specifically, how you plan to change the rate of a chemical reaction.  Then work with your group to design an investigation to answer that question.

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Vehicle Acceleration Lab Work with your group to determine a method for calculating the acceleration of vehicles as they move from rest at the stoplight in front of GHHS
Acid Lab Work with your group to design an investigation to determine which of the 3 over-the-counter antacids works most efficiently.

MTC Lab

Work with your group/partner to design and build a version 1 and version 2 car powered only by the power of a mousetrap

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Tsunami Lab Design and build a model to compare ocean waves with tsunami and landslide waves
Potato Lab

Work with your group to use a cooling potato to help better understand CMBR

  • Click here to enter data for your POTATO LAB:

  • Pd 1 Click here to view the spreadsheet of all CLASS Data

  • Pd 2 Click here to view the spreadsheet of all CLASS Data

  • Pd 4 Click here to view the spreadsheet of all CLASS Data

  • Pd 5 Click here to view the spreadsheet of all CLASS Data

  • Pd 6 Click here to view the spreadsheet of all CLASS Data

Axis Tilt Lab

Work with your group to design an investigation to determine the effect of axis tilt on planetary surface temperatures
Mousetrap Cars Design and build your own mousetrap car! 
Katrina Wind Speeds Work with your group to use NASA photographs of Hurricane Katrina to determine various wind speeds as well as the velocity of one of the most destructive hurricanes ever to hit the United States.
Balloon Lab Work with your group to design and construct a balloon rocket and measure it's velocity and distance traveled to help understand Newton's Laws.
Shoes W/Grab Lab Work with your group to design an investigation to see which surface provides the most friction to the shoes from just one member of your group.

My Black Hen Lays Eggs in the Relative When

She Won't Lay Them Here in the Probable Now

Because She's Unable to Postulate How