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Physical Science

  • Acid-Base Indicators This introduction to acid-base indicators includes a helpful table of Carolina's indicator ranges, the pH values of common household acids and bases, plus a fun "invisible ink" demonstration that you and your students will enjoy. View »
  • AP® Chemistry: Graphing Titration Curves Students graph titration data and determine if an acid is monoprotic, diprotic, or triprotic. View »
  • Egg-cellent Chemistry: Teach Key Concepts by Decorating Eggs Decorating eggs is a fun way for students to explore a range of scientific concepts (such as pH and acids and bases) and make real-world connections. Here are 2 activities that are to dye for! View »
  • Chemoween and Other Spooky Science Treat your students to some spirited demos and hands-on activities, and celebrate Halloween as the finale to your October science explorations. View »
  • Egg-cellent Chemistry: How to Marble Eggs Decorating eggs is a fun and memorable way to illustrate scientific concepts and make real-world connections. This egg-speriment is appropriate for either the kitchen at home or the laboratory at school. View »
  • SCUBA Diving and Gas Laws Students are often fascinated by extreme sports such as SCUBA diving. This interest can be harnessed to teach an exciting lesson on gas laws. Five gas laws are discussed, and each discussion is centered on the law’s compelling, real-world connection to SCUBA diving. View »
  • Petri Dish Electrolysis Activity Introduce your students to reduction-oxidation reactions and some of the basic terms of electrochemistry (such as electrode potential, anode, and cathode) with this activity—creating electrolysis in a petri dish. View »
  • Foaming Rainbow Demonstration In this demo, you add dry ice to a basic solution of dish detergent and universal indicator. As carbon dioxide is released from the solution, it forms bubbles with the dish detergent, producing a mass of foam. View »
  • What's the Big Idea? Understanding the Laboratory Experience in the AP* Chemistry Curriculum If you teach AP* Chemistry, you’re already aware, or need to be, that changes to the course curriculum are here, which means you’ll probably have to change your classroom instruction. To help relieve your anxiety, here’s an overview of the course revisions, some important dates to remember, and 2 ways Carolina can help to ensure your success during this transition. View »
  • Kool-Aid® Chromatography Students encounter mixtures every day though they may not realize it. Use this chromatography activity to teach an important lab technique and introduce or reinforce key science terms and concepts. View »
  • Equilibrium and Milk of Magnesia Rainbow This demonstration shows a colorful reaction that is a good introduction to Le Châtelier’s principle, solubility, stoichiometry, neutralization reactions, and reaction rates. View »