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Student in grades 4 and higher can be actively involved in collecting experimental data and analyzing the results to explore the behavior of the world around them. Activities investigate the topics of temperature, motion, force, magnetism, light, electricity, and pressure. Also included are lots of teacher tips, black-line masters, and clear illustrations to facilitate student understanding. The LCCC SIM program has the necessary supplies and equipment to help teachers and students perform hands-on all of the following experiments.

 

Vernier Experiments: Click on the”Experiment Title” link to the lab that you wish to preview. The webpage provides a description of the experiment with correlations to state and national science standards. After you submit a SIM request to borrow equipment or obtain the services of the Mobile Educator, then you will be emailed both the student and teacher versions of the complete experiment in Word format. You may edit the lab to meet your specific needs and make copies for use with your classes.

Elementary Science with Vernier Lab Manual Experiments

For each of the activity models there are two building instructions, a.booklet A and B.  The building instructions are designed for two separate building processes, each building only half a model.  By combining the two sub-assemblies, students work together to create a single, sophisticated and powerful model.  Each model the students build has specific key learning focus areas, vocabulary, questions, and answers, and further ideas for investigations.The building instructions for each student pair to build the projects can be downloaded at https://education.lego.com/en-us/product-resources/machines-and-mechanisms/simple-and-powered-machines/building-instructions  The teacher notes and student worksheets to record data, observations and conclusions can be downloaded at https://le-www-live-s.legocdn.com/downloads/MachinesAndMechanisms/MachinesAndMechanisms_Advancing-With-Simple-And-Powered-Machines_1.0_en-US.pdf

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1 Learning to Use a Temperature Probe Go Direct® Temperature Probe
2 How Do Mittens Keep You Warm? Go Direct® Temperature Probe
3 Baggie Mittens Go Direct® Temperature Probe
4 The Sole Purpose Go Direct® Temperature Probe
5 Cool Reaction! Go Direct® Temperature Probe
6 Cold as Ice Go Direct® Temperature Probe
7 Are We Cool or What? Go Direct® Temperature Probe
8 Why Do We Need Thermometers? Go Direct® Temperature Probe
9 Celsius or Fahrenheit. What’s the Difference? Go Direct® Temperature Probe
10 Getting it Just Right! Go Direct® Temperature Probe
11 The Temperature Probe Spends the Night Go Direct® Temperature Probe
12 Hold Everything! Comparing Insulators Go Direct® Temperature Probe
13 Keepin’ it Cool! Design Your Own Thermos Go Direct® Temperature Probe
14 I’m Melting! Water Changes States Go Direct® Temperature Probe
15 Solid, Liquid, Gas: Water Can Do it All! Go Direct® Temperature Probe
16 Learning to Use the Pressure Sensor Go Direct® Gas Pressure Sensor
17 Get a Grip! Go Direct® Gas Pressure Sensor
18 Under Pressure Go Direct® Gas Pressure Sensor
19 Bubbles in Your Bread Go Direct® Gas Pressure Sensor
20 Learning to Use a Motion Detector Go Direct® Motion Detector
21 e-Motion Go Direct® Motion Detector
22 Batty About Science Go Direct® Motion Detector
23 Spring into Action! Go Direct® Motion Detector
24 Air Ball! Go Direct® Motion Detector, Go Direct® Gas Pressure Sensor
25 Driving with Energy Go Direct® Motion Detector
26 Weigh Station – All Trucks Stop! Go Direct® Motion Detector
27 Learning to Use the Force Sensor Go Direct® Force and Acceleration Sensor
28 Lift the Load Go Direct® Force and Acceleration Sensor
29 What a Drag! Go Direct® Force and Acceleration Sensor
30 Oh! My Aching Back! How Ramps Make Lifting Easier Go Direct® Force and Acceleration Sensor
31 Learning to Use the Light Probe Go Direct® Light and Color Sensor
32 Distance From the Sun Go Direct® Light and Color Sensor
33 Summer and Winter Go Direct® Light and Color Sensor
34 Sunshine on My Shoulders Go Direct® Light and Color Sensor
35 Reflectivity of Light Go Direct® Light and Color Sensor
36 Learning to Use the Magnetic Field Sensor Go Direct® 3-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor
37 Exploring the Poles Go Direct® 3-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor
38 Making Magnets Go Direct® 3-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor
39 Electromagnets Go Direct® 3-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor
40 Learning to Use the Voltage Probe Go Direct® Voltage Probe
41 Are All Batteries the Same? Go Direct® Voltage Probe, Go Direct® Light and Color Sensor
42 Stacked Batteries Go Direct® Voltage Probe
43 All Worn Out! Go Direct® Voltage Probe
P1 Weather Stations Wireless Weather Stations

Snap Circuits® Jr.        Model: SC100 | UPC: 756619002415

Snap Circuits® Jr. allows for hours of educational fun while learning about electronics. All parts are mounted on plastic modules and snap together with ease.

  • Electrical components provide students ages 8+ with hands-on experience designing and building models of working electrical circuits.

  • Snap-together parts require no tools and ensure correct connections

  • Includes 30 parts, and instructions for over 100 projects

  • Clear and concise illustrated manual included and available online

Go to the Snap Circuits website at https://shop.elenco.com/consumers/snap-circuits-jr-100-experiments.html  to download the manual for all 100 activities that you can use with your students. Submit a SIM request form to borrow the Snap Circuit Kits or obtain the services of the Mobile Educator to help present the lessons you have selected. A sample set-up for one of these experiments (#83) to explore how changes to an integrated circuit effect alarms and motors is shown below.

Turing Tumble Visual Computers   https://www.turingtumble.com/

Turing Tumble is a revolutionary new game where players (ages 8 to adult) build mechanical computers powered by marbles to solve logic puzzles. It’s fun, addicting, and while you’re at it, you discover how computers work. Computers are full of ingenious logic and astonishing creativity. They’re everywhere, but most of us don’t understand how they work. With Turing Tumble, you can see for yourself how computers work: The logic isn’t hidden inside a computer chip, it’s rright there in front of you. Have a blast learning to code in a language without words. Turing Tumble blurs the line between coding and building machinery. There’s no syntax to learn, no abstraction, and no electronics at all.

Vernier Experiments: Click on the”Experiment Title” link to the lab that you wish to preview. The webpage provides a description of the experiment with correlations to state and national science standards. After you submit a SIM request to borrow equipment or obtain the services of the Mobile Educator, then you will be emailed both the student and teacher versions of the complete experiment in Word format. You may edit the lab to meet your specific needs and make copies for use with your classes.

 

Investigating Solar Energy

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1

Introduction to Solar Panels

Solar Energy Exploration Kit

2

Exploring Solar Energy

Solar Energy Exploration Kit

3

Introduction to the Vernier Energy Sensor

Solar Energy Exploration Kit, Vernier Resistor Board, Go Direct® Energy Sensor

4

Making Connections: Circuits

Solar Energy Exploration Kit, Vernier Resistor Board, Go Direct® Energy Sensor

5

Solar Panel Output: Effect of Load

Solar Energy Exploration Kit, Vernier Resistor Board, Go Direct® Energy Sensor

6

Solar Panel Output: Effect of Shade

Solar Energy Exploration Kit, Vernier Resistor Board, Go Direct® Energy Sensor

7

Solar Panel Output: Effect of Angle

Solar Energy Exploration Kit, Vernier Resistor Board, Go Direct® Energy Sensor

8

Pumping Water with Solar Energy

Solar Energy Exploration Kit, Vernier Resistor Board, Go Direct® Energy Sensor

9

Exploring Surface Temperature

Go Direct® Surface Temperature Sensor

10

Project: Solar Homes

Solar Energy Exploration Kit, Go Direct® Surface Temperature Sensor

11

Project: What’s Cookin’?

Go Direct® Surface Temperature Sensor

Vernier Experiments: Click on the”Experiment Title” link to the lab that you wish to preview. The webpage provides a description of the experiment with correlations to state and national science standards. After you submit a SIM request to borrow equipment or obtain the services of the Mobile Educator, then you will be emailed both the student and teacher versions of the complete experiment in Word format. You may edit the lab to meet your specific needs and make copies for use with your classes.

Investigating Wind Energy

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1 Introduction to Wind Turbines KidWind MINI Wind Turbine with Blade Design, KidWind Sound and Light Board
2 Exploring Wind Energy KidWind MINI Wind Turbine with Blade Design, KidWind Sound and Light Board
3 Introduction to the Vernier Energy Sensor Go Direct® Energy Sensor, KidWind MINI Wind Turbine with Blade Design, KidWind Sound and Light Board
4 Wind Turbine Output: The Effect of Load Go Direct® Energy Sensor, KidWind MINI Wind Turbine with Blade Design, Vernier Resistor Board
5 Exploring Wind Turbine Blades Go Direct® Energy Sensor, KidWind MINI Wind Turbine with Blade Design, Vernier Resistor Board
6 Blade Design: Pitch Go Direct® Energy Sensor, KidWind MINI Wind Turbine with Blade Design, Vernier Resistor Board
7 Blade Design: Area Go Direct® Energy Sensor, KidWind MINI Wind Turbine with Blade Design, Vernier Resistor Board
8 Blade Design: Quantity Go Direct® Energy Sensor, KidWind MINI Wind Turbine with Blade Design, Vernier Resistor Board
9 Blade Design: Mass Go Direct® Energy Sensor, KidWind MINI Wind Turbine with Blade Design, Vernier Resistor Board
10 Blade Design: Material Go Direct® Energy Sensor, KidWind MINI Wind Turbine with Blade Design, Vernier Resistor Board
11 Project: Power Up! Go Direct® Energy Sensor, KidWind MINI Wind Turbine with Blade Design, Vernier Resistor Boar

LEGO Simple and Powered Machines

The LEGO 9686 Brick Set has 396 elements, including a motor, and building instructions booklets for 14 activity models and for 37 principle models  all in full color.  Some of the building instructions booklets are intended for use with other LEGO® Education curriculum packs. Included is a sorting tray and accompanying element overview showing all the different elements in the building set.

Building Instructions Booklets