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Physical Science

  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Shaving Cream and Food Coloring Chemistry 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Density: An Intensive Property of Matter In this investigation, students collect mass and volume data for different samples of the same audience and develop a formula for density based on slope calculations. 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 »
  • What's the Weakest Link? Helping AP® Chemistry Students Ask the Right Questions AP® Chemistry: What’s the weakest link? Or play the chemistry dating game: Will they hook up or break up? Students develop an analysis plan for identifying bond types. Use our featured kit as a starting point for independent student research. See a sample student question sheet from this kit’s activities. 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 »
  • AP® Chemistry: Graphing Titration Curves Students graph titration data and determine if an acid is monoprotic, diprotic, or triprotic. 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 »
  • 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 »
  • A New Approach to Teaching Atomic Theory For chemistry teacher Siobhan Julian, teaching the history of atomic theory by lecture “was dry and tedious and boring for everyone involved.” Then she took a fresh approach—one that focuses on doing science to learn science history. View »
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