# BCLN Learning Material

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### How do earthworms make soil richer? How do earthworms reproduce? How do earthworms survive?

*Topics: * biology, annelid, Earthworm

### Starfish are not the only example of an Echinoderm. What else belongs to this group? What makes each echinoderm so unique?

*Topics: * biology, taxonomy, Echinoderm

### Not all vertebrates are the same. What differences are there between vertebrate species?

*Topics: * Biology, Chordate, Vertebrates

### How are plants organized on the tree of life? What are the differences between each branch?

*Topics: * non-vascular, plants, taxonomy, vascular, Biology

### Is a plant a monocot or a dicot? How can you tell by just looking at the features of the plant?

*Topics: * angiosperm, biology, dicot, Monocot

### Solid Copper, Silver, Gold! Or is it? Exploring electroplating!

*Topics: * Electrolytic, Electroplating, Oxidation, Reduction, REDOX

### Evolution can significantly change a population. How does a population under a lot of evolutionary pressure change?

*Topics: * Evolution, Evolutionary pressure, Biology

### Where does rust (corrosion) come from and how can we slow it down? A REDOX Lab Analysis

*Topics: * Corrosion, Lab Analysis, Oxidation, Reduction, Rust, REDOX

### What are various REDOX Reactions of Permanganate Ion? Using this information, find the concentration of and Iron (II) solution containing permangante – Mini Lab Analysis

*Topics: * Lab Analysis, Oxidation, Permanganate Ion, Reduction, REDOX

### Living things are organized on trees, but how are these evolutionary trees made? How do scientists decide which organisms go where?

*Topics: * cladograms, classification, evolutionary tree, taxonomy, biology

### Life is divided into 6 kingdoms. But what are the 6 kingdoms? What types of organisms can be found in each one?

*Topics: * biology, kingdoms, life, taxonomy

### Prokaryotic vs Eukaryotic cells. What are the differences and similarities between these major groups?

*Topics: * Biology, Cells, Prokaryotic, Eukaryotic

### Viral diseases in humans can result in death. Should we live in fear of them?

*Topics: * Viral diseases, Virus

### A virus has to kill a cell in order to reproduce. How does this process work?

*Topics: * biology, Lysogenic, Lytic, Reproduction, Virus

### How does photosynthesis compare to cellular respiration? How are they similar?

*Topics: * Cellular, Photosynthesis, Respiration, Biology

### Do sugar and caffeine affect a person’s performance? It is up to you to find out.

*Topics: * biology, hypothesis, method, Scientific method

### The polar ice caps have melted due to a dramatic increase in the global temperature. How will different species survive?

*Topics: * adaptation, biology, evolution, Global warming

### An alien space ship is coming to earth. Can you help Earth prepare for its arrival?

*Topics: * 7 characteristics, Biology, Living thing, Alien

### Effective Collisions! How can you increase the chances of particles reacting together? (Looking at an Aspect of Reaction Kinetics) – Virtual Lab Exploration

*Topics: * Collisions, Simulation, Reaction Kinetics

### Exploring the Concept of Reversible Reactions & Equilibrium - Virtual Simulation Lab Exploration

*Topics: * Equilibrium, Reversible, Simulation, Dynamic Equilibrium

### An Exercise in Stress: Applying Le Chatalier’s Principle (Lab Analysis)

*Topics: * Equilibrium, Lab Analysis, Le Chatalier's Principle, Stress, Dynamic Equilibrium

### Should I stay or should I go? Exploring the reversible character of equilibrium! (Lab Analysis)

*Topics: * Equilibrium, Lab Analysis, Reversible, Dynamic Equilibrium

### How do we determine the solubility product equilibrium constant (ksp) for Lead (II) Iodide (PbI2)?

*Topics: * Ksp, Solubility Equilibrium, Solubility Product, Solubility

### How do you find the ion concentration in a tap water sample?

*Topics: * Ion Concentration, Ksp, Solubility

### The West Nile virus is a blood-born viral disease that is very serious, and can result in death. How did it come to infect humans?

*Topics: * Biology, blood-borne, Infect, Virus, West Nile

### Mystery! Do a bit of forensic analysis to find the identities of seven ionic solutions and one distilled water sample

*Topics: * Analysis, Ksp, Lab Analysis, Precipitate, Solubility

### Working with Bronsted-Lowry Acids and Bases and Acid Base Indicators

*Topics: * Bronsted Lowry, Indicator, Acid Base Equilibrium

### Do all acids and bases behave the same when being neutralized? Comparing acid-base titration curves – Video Lab Analysis

*Topics: * Acid Base Equilibrium, Graph, Neutralization, pH, Titration, Acid Base Titration

### Where does acid rain come from and what does it do? – A Review

*Topics: * Acid Base Equilibrium, Acid Rain

### Combating Impaired Driving: Looking at the REDOX behind the Breathalyzer test.

*Topics: * Application, Breathalyzer, Oxidation, Reduction, REDOX

### How can we use REDOX to extract pure metal from an impure sample? Let’s look at “electrorefining” – A Review

*Topics: * Electrorefining, Oxidation, Reduction, REDOX

### How to Control Timing in Chemical Clock Reactions

*Topics: * clock, Factors that affect reactions, Reaction Kinetics, Reaction Rate, Chemistry

### Why is the periodic table just the way it is? What can we tell from it’s shape and how do different elements on it compare to one another?

*Topics: * elements, periodic trends, periodic table

### In what ways can a visual representation of anions and cations help us predict how they combine in ionic compounds?

*Topics: * ions, naming compounds, polyatomic ions, ionic bonding

### What types of chemicals are found in common products and materials within your immediate vicinity right now? What are their formulas, structures, and what do they look like on the molecular level?

*Topics: * chemical name, chemical structure, common chemicals

### When we witness a chemical reaction, how do we know what the product will be? How certain and confident are we with our results?

*Topics: * empirical formula, percent error, percent composition

### Are there more than one ways to ‘balance’ a chemical reaction? Does the type of reaction affect how we balance it?

*Topics: * , predicting products, reaction types, balance equations

### Ever wonder why Gatorade or other drink crystals don’t always dissolve fully? How do different conditions affect the rate of compounds going into solution? How is the concentration of a substance related to its solubility?

*Topics: * dissociation, dissolve, molarity, solutions, solubility

### How are ion concentrations in a solution related to the overall concentration? Why does dissociation affect the ratio of ion concentrations, and how can we easily visualize this phenomenon?

*Topics: * ion concentration, molarity, solution, dissociation

### How are different organic chemistry functional groups similar to one another? How do they differ?

*Topics: * functional groups, organic chemistry

### How can we visualize the height differences of the 10 tallest buildings in the world?

*Topics: * graph, math, scale, height

### How good is my knowledge of prime and composite numbers? Is it good enough to best my opponent in a friendly game?

*Topics: * math 6, prime and composite numbers

### I want to increase my speed at adding basic numbers. How fast can I get?

*Topics: * math 6, speed drills, adding

### How strong is my knowledge of prime numbers? Is it good enough to beat my opponent in a “race” to 97?

*Topics: * math 6, prime numbers

### Demonstrate understanding of integers concretely, pictorially, and symbolically.

*Topics: * art form, math 6, integers

### How long will it take me to achieve perfection in the Factors and Multiples Game?

*Topics: * math 6, multiples, factors

### I want to create elaborate “beading” designs and practice my understanding of percentages.

*Topics: * math 6, native art, percentage, design creation

### Playing Soccer Math can improve your fraction skills. Will I get better each time I play?

*Topics: * math 6, fractions

### I want to improve my skills in fractions, decimals and percents. Can I improve my results every time I play the games?

*Topics: * decimals, math 6, percents, fractions

### Create a plan for a 2000 square foot house. What will my dream home look like?

*Topics: * math 6, perimeter, area

### How creative of designs can I create with different areas and perimeters?

*Topics: * math 6, perimeters, areas

### What is the optimal size of storage unit needed to store computer equipment?

*Topics: * math 6, volume, area

### What might a modern parfleche look like if I were to create one?

*Topics: * aboriginal art, design, math 6, geometry

### Demonstrate understanding of regular and irregular polygons by creating designs with porcupine quills. How might my design compare to that of Aboriginal groups?

*Topics: * aboriginal art, math 6, regular and irregular polygons

### Will my equation solving skills be better than my opponents?

*Topics: * math 6, tic tac toe, equation solving

### By having both the input and output values, can I determine the function?

*Topics: * functions, math 6, values

### Can I create an original piece of art that uses the ideas of symmetry and translations that reflects my cultural heritage?

*Topics: * aboriginal art, cultural heritage, math 6, translations, symmetry

### The use of online software can be extremely useful in solving mathematical problems. Will Excel be one such tool for me?

*Topics: * excel, math 6, graphing

### I want to play an old Native dice game and then I will graph the results.

*Topics: * aboriginal dice game, math 6, graphing

### Being able to add integers quickly and easily takes practice. Use this fun game to build your skills. Will I beat the computer in all three games?

*Topics: * math 7, speed, adding integers

### Being able to use integer operations quickly and easily takes practice. Use this fun game to build your skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of integers.

*Topics: * division, integers, math 7, multiplication, subtraction, addition

### Learn integer addition and subtraction using a number line. I want to improve my scores each time I play.

*Topics: * integers, math 7, number lines, subtraction, addition

### Converting between decimals, fractions and percents is a good skill to have. Use this fun game to build your skills. Will my scores increase each time I play? How long will it take me to get all questions correct?

*Topics: * conversions, fractions, math 7, percents, decimals

### How strong is my knowledge of prime numbers? Is it good enough to beat my opponent in a “race” to 97?

*Topics: * math 7, prime numbers

### You’re going to be measuring the height of towers of toilet paper, construct a graph and make predictions. Will my predictions come close to the actual results

*Topics: * math 7, measurements, predictions, graphing

### Being able to solve linear equations and expressions quickly and easily takes practice. Use this fun game to build your skills. Will my score increase after each game?

*Topics: * equations, math 7, linear expressions

### Using your brain to solve logic puzzles builds its power. I want to choose puzzles that will stimulate my brain.

*Topics: * math 7, logic math puzzles

### Take a variety of photos to demonstrate parallel and perpendicular lines in the real world. I want to find evidence of math in the real world.

*Topics: * math 7, perpendicular, parallel

### Identify geometric patterns in a hemisphere. Can I create a wigwam that looks like a real wigwam?

*Topics: * aborignial, math 7, geometric patterns

### I want to design the perfect recreation centre in my house. Given a specific set of dimensions, what will the room look like?

*Topics: * design, math 7, perimeter, area

### Using a bag of candy I want to show the difference between theoretical and experimental probability.

*Topics: * math 7, theoretical and experimental probability

### By playing this game I will increase my abilities in creating and solving algebraic equations.

*Topics: * equations, math 7, algebra

### Can you demonstrate your understanding of synapses by creating a fun and creative comic strip, animation, or video?

*Topics: * nervous system, neuron, synapse, biology

### How are nervous system disorders treated using First Nations traditional medicine?

*Topics: * disorder, First Nations, nervous system, traditional medicine, biology

### If hormones had their own trading cards, what would they look like?

*Topics: * hormone, nervous system, neuroendocrine system, biology

### A diver panics on her first scuba dive. What part of her nervous system has been activated and what is the effect on her body?

*Topics: * nervous system, biology

### What are the negative effects of stress on the brain?

*Topics: * brain, nervous system, nervous system divisions, biology

### Can you demonstrate your understanding of the structure and function of the kidney by making a 3D model?

*Topics: * kidney, nephron, urinary system, biology

### What would it take to convince a person to become a living kidney donor?

*Topics: * kidney, organ donation, transplant, urinary system, biology

### How can urinary test strips be used to diagnose disease?

*Topics: * diagnosis, disease, disorder, urinary system, biology

### Can you describe the male or female reproductive system using easy to understand language and relevant images?

*Topics: * reproductive system, biology

### What would happen to the ovarian and uterine cycles if FSH and LH went on strike?

*Topics: * FSH, hormone, LH, ovarian cycle, reproductive system, uterine cycle, biology

### What are the different ways that we can change the concentration of a solution?

*Topics: * concentration, solution

### How do substrate concentration and pH affect enzyme-controlled reactions?

*Topics: * enzyme, lab, biology

### Why are graphs so popular for scientists in research and development?

*Topics: * graphs, percent error, slope, density

### How far can I propel a balloon using only my breath? How does this compare to others?

*Topics: * math 8, graphing

### Can linear equations be plotted to create a picture? If so what will mine look like?

*Topics: * math 8, plotting, linear equations

### Can string figures and games really be seen as math, or are they just hobbies and a form of art?

*Topics: * math 8, patterns, string art

### Creating an appealing candy box requires some mathematical thinking. Will mine work?

*Topics: * design, math 8, nets

### Which do you think is more accurate, theoretical or experimental probability? Why?

*Topics: * math 8, probability

### Graphs can be both informative and deceptive. Can I create one which will deceive my readers?

*Topics: * math 8, graphing

### How can we separate those mixtures that would be hard to separate by hand?

*Topics: * mixtures, solubility, separation

### Why does putting salt on the road when it is icy help to make it less slippery?

*Topics: *freezing point

### Earths resources are used every day in many different ways. How do we get these resources?

*Topics: * gold, mining, Resources

### We see rocks everywhere the park, the beach, and in the ocean. How are they made?

*Topics: * metamorphic, rocks

### What is friction? How can we use our knowledge of it to make an object go down our ramp fastest?

*Topics: * ramps, friction

### How do environmental conditions affect the respiratory system?

*Topics: * disorder, respiratory system, biology

### Can you use your expertise to write and record a script for a presentation on the structure and function of the respiratory system?

*Topics: * respiratory system, biology

### How are respiratory system disorders treated using First Nations traditional medicine?

*Topics: * First Nations, respiratory system, traditional medicine, biology

### Can you describe a digestive system disorder using easy to understand language and relevant images?

*Topics: * digestive system, disorder, biology

### Can you use your expertise to write and record a script for a presentation on the digestive system?

*Topics: * digestive system, biology

### How are digestive system disorders treated using First Nations traditional medicine?

*Topics: * digestive system, disorder, First Nations, traditional medicine, biology

### Can you determine an injured patient’s blood type and safely administer the transfusion?

*Topics: * blood, blood typing, components of blood, circulatory system

### How are circulatory system disorders treated using First Nations traditional medicine?

*Topics: * , circulatory system, disorder, First Nations, traditional medicine, biology

### How essential is the lymphatic system? Could humans survive without it?

*Topics: * circulatory system, lymphatic system, biology

### What intensity level of exercise is required for you to reach your target heart rate?

*Topics: * exercise, heart, heart rate, biology

### What's the difference between 12 cm and 12.00 cm? Quite a lot to a scientist! Can you figure out why?

*Topics: * measurement, precision, significant figures

### It’s time to renovate a room in my house. Which one should I do and how much will it cost me?

*Topics: * math 8, budgeting

### Road Rally around BC in a car chosen by you. Can I choose the best route to meet my race timeline?

*Topics: * distance, map skills, math 8, budgeting

### Using scales, determine the distances between the places we inhabit.

*Topics: * distance, math 8, pythagoras, scales

### How far can I propel a balloon using only my breath? How does this compare to others?

*Topics: * math 8, distance

### Why are cells so small? Why do some larger cells have lots of folds or microvilli?

*Topics: * cell membrane function, cells, biology

### A son’s attempt to save his family’s winery go awry. Can you use your understanding of osmosis to explain why adding extra fertilizer to the vines may have been too much of a good thing?

*Topics: * cell membrane function, cells, osmosis, biology

### Can you use your knowledge of transcription and translation to break a secret code?

*Topics: * genetic code, protein synthesis, transcription, translation, biology

### From single base mutations to the addition or deletion of an entire chromosome. What happens when there are mistakes in the genome?

*Topics: * genetic disorder, genome, mutation, protein synthesis, biology

### Can you use DNA from the scene of a crime to help determine who did it?

*Topics: * biology, codon, forensics, protein synthesis, transcription, translation, DNA

### An enzyme needs assistance in carrying out its duties. Can you create a personal ad to help it find the right vitamin for the job?

*Topics: * enzymes, vitamins, biology

### Using my knowledge of Cartesian coordinates can I outsmart my opponent to “sink their battleships”?

*Topics: * battleship, math 5, cartesian coordinates

### How did the Gitxsan peoples employ the Pythagorean Theory in the development of their canoes?

*Topics: * math 8, pythagorean theory

### What does Pangea look like? What clues were used to re-create Pangea?

*Topics: * , Alfred Wegner, fossil clues, Pangea

### Where are the Earth’s mountains? Are volcanoes and earthquakes located close to each other?

*Topics: * earthquakes, volcanoes, mountains

### What are the properties of the tectonic plates? How do they interact? What geologic features do they produce?

*Topics: * continental, convergent, divergent, oceanic, transform, crust

### Where are the plate boundaries? How do they interact? What are some plate activities bordering British Columbia?

*Topics: * , convergent, divergent, mountains, trench, rift

### How are seismic waves used to locate the epicenter of an earthquake? Can the magnitude of an earthquake be determined from a seismogram?

*Topics: * earthquakes, magnitude, seismic waves, epicenter

### What are biomes? What are their characteristics? Which biomes are found in British Columbia?

*Topics: * climatographs, precipitation, temperature, biomes

### What are Greenhouse gases and how have they change the Planet?

*Topics: * atmosphere, carbon dioxide, heat

### What is all the fuss about carbon in the atmosphere? How does the carbon cycle affect the environment?

*Topics: * carbon footprint, fossil fuel, greenhouse effect, carbon cycle

### Aliens? What happens when they arrive? How much damage will an extra-terrestrial cause?

*Topics: * damage, density, impactor, asteroids

### “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, How I wonder what you are?” “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, How I wonder how bright you are?” “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, How I wonder how hot you are?” “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, How I wonder how old you are?”

*Topics: * black hole, Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, main sequence, red giants, temperature, luminosity

### How do imbalances in biological molecules affect the human body?

*Topics: * biological molecules, cell compounds, biology

### Organelles perform vital roles in our cells. What happens when they fail to function properly?

*Topics: * cell structure, cells, organelles, biology

### Can you create an analogy comparing the cell to another complex system?

*Topics: *, cell structure, cells, organelles, biology

### What are stem cells and how are they being used to treat disease?

*Topics: * cell structure, cells, stem cells , biology

### A sailor died after drinking salt water. Can you conduct an experiment to simulate what happened to her cells and explain her death?

*Topics: * cell membrane function, cell membranes, osmosis, biology

### Evaluate games of chance to help understand probability. Which game is the easiest to predict the outcomes?

*Topics: * games of chance, math 5, probability

### The fun of matching up chromosomes, what would an organized profile of a person’s chromosomes look like?

*Topics: * karyotype, chromosomes

### By plotting points on a coordinate plane what kinds of pictures can I create?

*Topics: * graphing, math 5, coordinate plane

### Consider just one of the many genetic diseases. What is the nature of the abnormality in the genome and why does it occur?

*Topics: * abnormality, genetic disease

### Our genes are determined by DNA sequences. How do gene mutations affect these DNA sequences?

*Topics: * DNA sequences, genes, gene mutations

### How do my genetic traits compare to those of others?

*Topics: * dominant, genetic traits, recessive, traits

### Everything around us is made up of atoms but what do we know about atoms and their fundamental particles?

*Topics: * quarks, subatomic particles, atoms

### Analyze patterns and discover the pattern that is being shown. Can I correctly identify the patterns based on visual cues?

*Topics: * math 5, visual patterns

### Can I predict the number of patterns that can be made from interlocking cubes?

*Topics: * math 5, patterns and cubes

### How many digits are there in my answers when I make various calculations? How accurate are my predictions?

*Topics: * multiplication, predictions, math 5

### Can I correctly recognize place values in numbers so that I can “win money”?

*Topics: * place value, math 5

### It is my turn to plan the meals for the family for the day. I want to research the costs for all three meals that I have planned. What steps do I need to follow?

*Topics: * budgeting, meal planning, math 5

### I want to improve my speed in recognizing equivalent fractions. Is this possible? Will this program help me?

*Topics: * equivalent fractions, matching, math 5

### How can I improve my multiplication skills through speed and accuracy?

*Topics: * multiplication, speed and accuracy, math 5

### By doing timed facts tests can I improve my speed at multiplication?

*Topics: * drill sets, multiplication, math 5

### What is the highest possible number that you can create using number operations?

*Topics: * BEDMAS, order of operations, math 9

### I want to know how many fish there are in a given area. What procedure could I use to figure this out?

*Topics: * estimations, experiment, math 9

### Use your knowledge of the Pythagorean Theory to create a unique art project.

*Topics: * art creation, pythagorean theory, math 9

### Can I use simulations to determine whether the data I collect represents a linear relation or not?

*Topics: * linear relations, simulations, math 9

### Can I estimate the pH of different household products using just what I have in my kitchen?

*Topics: * indicator, red cabbage, pH

### Can statistics help determine the physical characteristics of people in a town?

*Topics: * frequency tables, statistics, math 9

### How can I help to raise funds for a non-profit organization?

*Topics: * finance, social responsibility, math 9

### Can I improve my memory of how numerals match up with written out numbers?

*Topics: * written numbers, written out numerals, math 5

### You are a publicist who has been hired by a group of biological molecules to help them win the Best Supporting Cast Award for their work in the body. Do you know enough about biomolecules to help them win?

*Topics: * biological molecules, cell compounds, biology

### Is it possible to create an accurate pH indicator scale using natural pH indicators?

*Topics: * cell compounds, pH, biology

### A big focus in this unit has been on the relationship between hydrolysis and dehydration synthesis. Can you create a comic strip that demonstrates your understanding of these reactions?

*Topics: * biological molecules, dehydration synthesis, hydrolysis, metabolism, biology

### There are many different types of chemical reactions. How are they similar and different?

*Topics: *chemical reactions

### Can knowledge of Newton's Laws help you win "Jenga"? Let's build a game of "Physics Jenga" and observe Newton's Laws in action

*Topics: * inertia, physics, Newton's Laws

### Do you have the makings of a future "Rocket Scientist"? Can you design and build a simple rocket so that it effectively completes a given task?

*Topics: * forces, Newton's Laws, rockets

### How "efficient" can you design a SkatePark track? Are some tracks more efficient than others? What energy transformations are involved?

*Topics: * kinetic, potential, energy

### What is static electricity? How can we detect the presence of charge? Can you construct an "Electroscope" that will perform this function?

*Topics: * charge, electroscope, electrostatics

### Can you build a basic dimmer switch using common household supplies? Will it control the brightness of a lightbulb?

*Topics: * circuits, electricity, lightbulb

### Can you build a basic circuit with switches that can operate a light bulb? Do you understand how current flows?

*Topics: * circuits, schematics, electricity

### What is the purpose of a resistor? How does voltage affect current? What effect does increasing the resistor have on the current? What is Ohm's Law?

*Topics: * circuits, Ohm's Law, resistance

### Can you take apart a simply, battery-operated toy or device and figure out how it works? Can you put it back together in working order? Can you improve it?

*Topics: * electricity, schematics, circuits

### How does a camera work? Can it create an image without using a lens? Can you build a simple pinhole camera?

*Topics: * lens, optics, camera

### How do lenses work? Do some materials bend light more than others? Are some colours more affected?

*Topics: * colours, refraction, lenses

### Why is the sky blue? Why are sunsets red? What colour is a sunset on Mars?

*Topics: * light, refraction, sunset

### How does a telescope work? How does it focus and enlarge images? Can you build one out of common items found in many households?

*Topics: * light, optics, telescope

### Why do socks stick to towels when you take them out of the dryer? What is static electricity? How can you create a static charge?

*Topics: * charges, physics, static electricity

### How does a photocopier create an image? How does it transfer this image to a new sheet of paper to make a "copy"? What does this have to do with static electricity?

*Topics: * charges, physics, static electricity

### What are conductors? Insulators? Can you build a tester capable of determining a "good" versus a "bad" conductor?

*Topics: * conductor, resistance, circuits

### How did Thomas Edison build his first light bulb? How did it create light? Can you make a better version?

*Topics: * circuits, physics, light bulb

### Did you know that your ear buds likely contain tiny electromagnets? What is an electromagnet? Why are some stronger than others? Can you build one?

*Topics: * circuits, magnets, electromagnet

### Can you cook a pizza using just the sun as a source of energy? Can you design and improve a solar oven?

*Topics: * heat, solar, energy

### How much energy does the average student consume on a given day? In what forms? Where do we get our energy from? How can we reduce our energy needs?

*Topics: * conservation, efficiency, energy

### Matter is all around us but what do we know about matter and its changes?

*Topics: * chemical change, classification of matter, physical change

### Given that you can’t get something from nothing, how do chemical reactions work?

*Topics: *law of conservation of mass

### We've all heard that water is essential for life. Can you support this with science?

*Topics: * water, cell compounds

### We need heat to bake a cake while hand-warmer packets give off heat. How is heat energy involved in chemical reactions?

*Topics: * exothermic, endothermic

### There are many interesting elements - pick an element, any element. What is known about your chosen element?

*Topics: * periodic table, element

### What causes a gravitational force? How does it vary with distance? How can we determine the Universal Law of Gravitation and the gravitational constant?

*Topics: * Cavendish, physics, gravitation

### What forces are present when you are rotating on a merry-go-round? How do you know you are accelerating? What role does friction play? What do Ladybugs have to do with any of this?

*Topics: * circular motion, physics, centripetal force

### How can we create "artificial gravity" in deep space? How can we ensure that our astronauts experience 9.8 g's? Can movies offer us some insight into this?

*Topics: * centripetal force, gravity, circular motion

### What happens when a Ferris wheel spins too fast? What does it feel like at the top? At the bottom? How can we design a safe ride?

*Topics: * centripetal force, physics, circular motion

### What are Cathode Ray Tubes? Can you interpret the results of a series of famous experiments to help explain what these mysterious "rays" actually are?

*Topics: * cathode ray tubes, electric field, electrostatics

### How do we represent electric fields? How do they vary with distance? Can you predict charges based on the fields they create? Can you "discover" Coulomb's Constant experimentally?

*Topics: * electrostatics, field lines, electric field

### Can you match free-body-diagrams with descriptions of motion? Are you able to create basic kinematics graphs based on these diagrams and your understanding of Newton's Laws?

*Topics: * forces, vectors, free-body diagrams

### Can you predict the outcome of a collision based on the properties of the objects involved? What makes some collisions more violent than others?

*Topics: * impulse, momentum, collision

### How do CS investigators use skid marks to analyze an accident scene?

*Topics: * friction, kinematics, dynamics

### How can you determine the overall uncertainty in your result based on the uncertainty in your measurements?

*Topics: * physics, uncertainty, error analysis

### "You shall not pass!"… Unless you can analyze this famous video clip from Fellowship of the Rings. Can you calculate the length of Balrog's whip?

*Topics: * free-fall, physics, kinematics

### What techniques do software engineers, or CGI architects, use to create realistic, animated videos? How do they manipulate the laws of physics to render a whimsical experience?

*Topics: * kinematics, projectile, video analysis

### What do firefighters and water fountain architects have in common? A mastery of projectile motion.

*Topics: * kinematics, physics, projectile motion

### What are the properties of a projectile that make its path predictable? How can we be sure that the "human cannonball" hits the safe target?

*Topics: * kinematics, physics, projectile

### Real world motion should adhere to the laws of physics. Can you predict various the motion graphs for a given projectile? What assumptions do we make?

*Topics: * kinematics, video analysis, projectile

### We all know that great athletes are physically strong. But they are also very “efficient” at what they do. What does this mean?

*Topics: * energy, human kinetics, efficiency

### What energy transformations are involved with a HotWheels track? Why are some tracks more efficient than others?

*Topics: * conservation of energy, efficiency

### What are the energy transformations involved when riding in a skatepark? Can you design a more efficient riding experience?

*Topics: * efficiency, energy conservation, skatepark

### Can you design a circuit to specifications using a schematic? How can Ohm’s Law help in the design? Can you test your design with ammeters and voltmeters?

*Topics: * Ohm's Law, resistors, circuits

### What is meant by “reverse engineering”? Have you ever taken apart something electronic to see how it works? Can you make it better with a few modifications?

*Topics: * circuits, schematics, reverse engineering

### Why do batteries get warm when they are overworked? Why are some batteries more expensive than others? How can we test the performance of a battery?

*Topics: * emf, terminal voltage, battery

### Are you clever enough to determine unknown circuit components by analyzing voltages and currents from other, more accessible, areas? What does it mean to measure a parameter “indirectly”?

*Topics: * Kirchhoff, Ohm's Law, parallel, circuits

### Your body digests food on the daily, what are some issues that can arise during this process?

*Topics: * Digestive system, stomach, Digestive issues

### In physics, we often interpret motion using graphs. Can you look at a graph and determine the motion being represented?

*Topics: * kinematics, physics, graphing

### How do surveyors or geographers determine the heights of extremely tall objects? How can height be determined indirectly with simple physics?

*Topics: * projectiles, trigonometry, kinematics

### How can we predict the velocities for the masses involved in a simple explosion? What about the forces involved? Momentum and Impulse play a key role.

*Topics: * impulse, momentum, explosions

### Collisions happen all of the time. Can you predict the outcome of a simple one-dimensional collision? What physical laws are important? What is conserved?

*Topics: * conservation, impulse, momentum

### How can we build a model to better visualize how our circulatory system works?

*Topics: * blood, heart, model, circulatory system

### Robotic limbs play an important role in many people's lives. Can you build your own robotic arm?

*Topics: * artificial limbs, technology, robotic arm

### The air we breathe is filled with oxygen. How can we prove this?

*Topics: * lungs, respiratory system, oxygen

### How do scientists estimate the number of fish in a lake? There's no way that they can count them all!

*Topics: * estimating, samples, math