PART I FREE Booklet downloads...

WATER PLATE KIT 

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Earth Science, Physical Science Simulations
Water Cycle, Groundwater Simulations
Convection Currents, Wind
Polar Air Mass, Jet Stream
Polar Air Mass, Polar Vortex
North Atlantic Ocean Circulation Simulation
Plate Tectonics, Continental Drift Simulation
Rip Current, Rip Tide Simulation
Longshore Current Simulation
Indoor Ventilation, Airborne Germ
Rotation/Revolution, "Motion Options" (p.3) Air Masses—Where Did That Storm Come From?
Pacific Ocean Circulation—Go With The Flow!
North Atlantic Ocean Circulation—Drift In The Gulf Stream
Clockwise & Counterclockwise Circulation
Orbiting Satellites & Space Junk
High & Low Pressure Cells—A West To East Parade

FORCE MOTION WHEEL KIT  

Science Kit Gravity Demonstration
Asteroids In Our Solar System
North Star & Big Dipper—Compass, Clock, Calendar

PRESSURE PRINCIPLES KIT  

Pascal's Principle Can Lift Your Car
Pascal's Principle Can Stop Your Car
Hydraulic Pressure Demonstration: Dozer Blade
Hydraulic Fracturing In A Nutshell
Aquarium Bottle Submarine

PART II Available through catalog companies ...

GROUNDWATER TABLE KIT 

Groundwater Contamination

SEA FLOOR SIMULATOR KIT 

Sea Floor Topography--Erupting Volcanoes & Vents
Erosion & Deposition—Submarine Canyon & Fans
Ocean Currents & Sea Floor Topography

FLOW TABLE KIT 

Airborne Germ Transmission
Airborne Germs
Air Masses—Your Weather & Climate
Tornado Alley—A Place Where Fronts Meet
The Water Cycle
River Erosion, Transportation, Deposition
River Sediments: Erosion & Deposition
Divergent Boundary—A Rift In The Earth's Crust
Volcano Eruption & Vent Eruption Demonstration
Volcanoes On Ocean Crust Hot Spot
Asteroids & Comets Approaching Earth
Solar Flares and Solar Wind—Dangerous Plasma Deflected
Airplane Wing, Flight, Bernoulli's Principle
Bernoulli's Principle, Artery Flow, Canyon Flow
Chimney Draft, Bernoulli's Principle
Bernoulli's Principle—Shape & Flow

ROCK CYCLE RESOURCES KIT 

Rock Cycle Activity: "You Be The Geologist"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PART I FREE "make it" booklet downloads with video links

earth science and physical science kits     fluid dynamics simulator     flow table science kit

 

PART II DESK LABS catalog kit information with video links

earth science and physical science kits     fluid dynamics simulator     fluid dynamics simulator     flow table science kit



Connecting Physical Science principles to Earth Science processes (MS/HS)

A science teacher designed kits to engage
students in real-world "cause and effect" relationships





 

 

PART I - FREE Booklet Downloads

Includes instructions and lessons for inexpensive
easy-to-make science kits for teachers and/or students

Grade Level:   Middle School/High School
Subjects:   Physical Science, Earth Science, Environmental Science
Objective: Connect Physical Science principles to Earth Science processes.

 

 

WATER PLATE KIT


Topics: water cycle, air masses, ocean circulation, plate tectonics, longshore currents, rip currents, etc.
FREE booklet download includes VIDEO CLIPS (click here)









FORCE-MOTION KIT

Topics: planet gravity field, trajectory & orbit, earth’s rotation, polar constellations, water cycle, carbon cycle, ground water, plate tectonics
FREE booklet download includes VIDEO CLIPS (click here)










 

PRESSURE PRINCIPLES KIT

Topics: hydraulic mechanics (lifts, brakes, dozer blades, fracking), density differences (changes in volume, pressure, temperature), etc.
FREE booklet download includes VIDEO CLIPS (click here)



 

groundwater table kit

groundwater table kit

groundwater table kit

 


PART II - DESK LABS catalog kit information

 



Groundwater
Table

Available From: NASCO, Frey, Ward's Natural Science

Grade Level: Middle School/High School
Subjects: Earth Science, Environmental Science, Hydrology

The Groundwater Table simulates many real-world groundwater events relating to the water cycle, aquifers, Artesian springs, recharge zones, and contaminated water wells. Other activities include sinkholes, caverns, geysers, and hot springs.

Food coloring dye is used to trace underground pathways of clean and/or polluted water using a pre-molded water channel model and a pump.

The Groundwater Table simulates potential residential and commercial contamination from pesticides, fertilizers, chemicals, septic tanks, uncapped abandon wells, wetlands, and landfills.

Teacher Guide lessons may be adapted to grade-level performance expectations. Designed for overhead and/or digital camera projection and classroom table top presentations.

 

groundwater table kit

Residential Aquifers
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SEA FLOOR SIMULATOR KIT
"Seascape"

Available From: NASCO, Frey, Ward's Natural Science, Forestry Suppliers Inc.

Grade Level: Middle School/High School
Subject: Earth Science, Environmental Science

This durable versatile model is designed to be hand-held or submersed in a standard ten-gallon aquarium. Major sea floor topographic features and plate tectonic graphics are depicted on the 3-D model.

The seascape model is designed to give students a view of sea floor geology, as well as, colorful cut-away profiles illustrating sea floor spreading and continental drift.

Aquarium activities simulate several variables related to ocean circulation such as turbidity, salinity, convection, density, and upwelling currents. Food coloring dye, salt, and ice are used to give the viewer a first-hand look at how currents move across the ocean surface, flow down slopes, and sweep along the sea floor. When submersed the model also simulates rift vent and volcanic eruptions.

Teacher Guide lessons and activities may be adapted to grade-level performance expectations.

 

 

earth science sea floor science kit

Air bubbles simulate vent/volcano eruptions

(click on photo for larger view)

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FLOW TABLE KIT
"Fluid Dynamics Simulator"

Available from - Ward's Natural Science, Or Ward's Natural Science, Forestry Suppliers Inc.

Grade Level: Middle School/High School/College
Subject: Earth Science, Space Science,
Environmental Science, Physical
Science and Engineering

Simulate over fifty real-world water, air, and magma events.
Air Masses, Fronts
Flow Table may be used as a “wind tunnel”,
stream table, wave tank, or ripple tank. It is
simple to use. Pre-cut event plates are placed
in moving water or Rheoscopic fluid. Dye
highlights changes in linear and circular flow
patterns.

Earth, Space, Environmental Science
Water Cycle, Groundwater Flow
Activities include: air masses, fronts, jet
streams, groundwater, pollution, currents,
rivers, plate tectonics, volcanic eruptions,
comets, solar wind, magnetic field, etc.

Physical Science, Engineering Design
Activities include: Bernoulli's principle,
aerodynamic and hydrodynamic objects,
flight, draft, eddies, ventilation and airborne Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes
germ transmission, channels, sound, water,
seismic waves, etc.

Teacher Guide lessons may be adapted to
grade-level performance expectations.
Designed for overhead and/or digital camera
projection and classroom table top
presentations.

 

 

earth science sea floor science kit

Air Masses, Fronts

earth science sea floor science kit

Water Cycle, Groundwater Flow

earth science sea floor science kit

Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes

earth science sea floor science kit

Bernoulli's Principle, Flight, Draft, etc

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ROCK CYCLE RESOURCES KIT
"You Be The Geologist"

Available from - Ward's Natural Science, NASCO,

Grade Level: Middle School/High School/College
Subject: Earth Science, Environmental Science

Students are the Geologist! They will analyze basic rock
cycle information, predict where minerals and fossil fuels
may be found by “logging the cores”, and actually drill for
simulated deposits of gold, oil, gems, and diamonds.
Deposits are colored coded for identification.

This “hands-on” kit engages students in field-like Gathering & Plotting
experiences involving real-world exploration situations.
Activities require students to use inductive-deductive
reasoning skills, problem solve, make group decisions,
develop hypothesis/theories, plot, predict, take risks,
draw conclusions, and evaluate outcomes.

Teacher Guide: Offers three "hands-on" activity sessions
(each session lasting two 50 minute periods), activity
worksheets, evaluations, reference materials, and
extensions. Topics for discussion relate to non-renewable Predicting & Drilling
resources, underground formations, rock and mineral
deposits, fracking, and other mining techniques..

Other activities include 3-D topographic map construction
using kit clay to create landscape features (hills, river
valleys, plateaus, depressions, etc.).

Activities are designed to be adapted to grade-level
expectations.

 

 

earth science sea floor science kit

Gathering & Plotting

 

earth science sea floor science kit

Predicting & Drilling

 

earth science sea floor science kit

Analyzing & Recording

 

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