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3D Activities

 

Free Activities with NGSS* Performance Expectations
Carolina understands tight budgets. That’s why we developed Carolina Essentials™. This series of free activities follow NGSS-prescribed teaching and learning methods that include phenomena, big questions, student investigations, modeling activities, and assessment questions. Click Here to shop our Carolina Kits 3D Collection

 

  • A Model for Heat Capacity of Metals This simple activity models how kinetic energy is transformed into heat or thermal energy on the particle level. View »
  • Comparative Metamorphosis In this investigation, students observe development of 3 different insects from the larva or nymph stage through the adult stage. They also complete a comparative development study of metamorphosis, observing complete and incomplete metamorphosis. View »
  • Thermochemistry: An Endothermic Reaction In this thermochemistry demonstration, students observe an extreme, spontaneous endothermic reaction between 2 solid compounds, measure changes in temperature, and make observations. View »
  • Carbon Snake In this teacher-directed demonstration of an exothermic reaction, students observe the dehydration of a carbohydrate using concentrated sulfuric acid. View »
  • Elephant Toothpaste This demonstration showing the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide, catalyzed by iodide ions, provides students with visual evidence of a chemical reaction. View »
  • Popcorn: Visualizing the Kinetic Molecular Theory What makes popcorn kernels pop? In this activity, students construct a model using the kinetic molecular theory to explain the phenomenon of popping corn. View »
  • Factors That Affect Reaction Rate In this activity, students observe 3 factors--concentration, temperature, and particle size--for their effect on reaction rates. View »
  • Engineering an Electromagnetic Train This physics inquiry activity asks students to engineer the fastest “train.” The activity can be used to visually introduce electric and magnetic fields or as a summary engineering design challenge. Students can work in pairs or small groups, and all materials are reusable. View »
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