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These materials were designed for my high school Integrated Physics & Chemistry class. Teachers, please feel free to use and modify them for your own classes.

Table of Contents

Laboratory Safety
Nature of Science
Measurement
Solids, Liquids, & Gases
Classification of Matter
Atomic Structure & The Periodic Table
Chemical Bonds
Chemical Reactions
Solutions
Acids & Bases

Motion & Forces
Energy
Nuclear Energy
Machines
Waves & Sound
Light
Electricity
Magnetism

Documents

Semester 1

Laboratory Safety

Handout - Laboratory Safety
Activity - Understanding Chemical Hazard Labels & MSDS
Activity - Disaster Demos

Nature of Science - Ch. 1

Worksheet - The Nature of Science
Lab -Magic Tube

Measurement - Ch. 2

Worksheet - Units of Measurement
Lab - Density of Pennies
Worksheet - Unit Conversions
Article - "The Crash of Flight 143"

Solids, Liquids, & Gases - Ch. 3

Activity - Categorizing Matter
Worksheet - States of Matter
Lab - Phase Changes
Lab - Boyle's Law
Worksheet - Behavior of Gases
Article - "Gas Laws & Scuba Diving"

Classification of Matter - Ch. 3.2

Lab - Chemical & Physical Changes
Lab - Classifying Matter with Hardware
Worksheet - Classification of Matter

Atomic Structure & Periodic Table - Ch. 4,5

Project - Element Family Research - Evaluation Sheet
Worksheet - Bohr Model Diagrams
Lab - Flame Test
Lab - Isotopes
Worksheet - Masses of Atoms
Activity - Periodic Trends
Activity - Periodically Puzzling

Chemical Bonds - Ch. 6

Overview - Chemical Bonds
Activity - Categorizing Compounds
Lab - Ionic vs. Covalent Compounds
Worksheet - Naming Molecular Compounds
Worksheet - Naming Ionic Compounds
Activity - Formula Fun!
Worksheet - Naming Acids
Article - "Permanent Waves"

Chemical Reactions - Ch. 7

Overview - Chemical Reactions
Activity - Chemical Equations & Symbols
Worksheet - Chemical Changes in Matter
Worksheet - Balancing  Equations
Lab - Types of Chemical Reactions
Worksheet - Types of Reactions

Solutions - Ch. 8

Overview - Solutions
Lab - Rate of Solution
Lab - What Dissolves What?
Article - "Making Ice Cream"

Acids & Bases - Ch. 8.5

Activity - Investigating Acid Rain
Article - "ph and Hair Shampoo"

 

Semester 2

Motion & Forces -

Worksheet - Speed & Acceleration
Worksheet - Defining Force
Worksheet - Force & Acceleration
Worksheet - Projectile Motion
Worksheet - Momentum
Worksheet - Forces in Fluids
Lab - Friction
Lab - Newton's Laws
Lab - The Jet Car Challenge
Lab - Round and Round
Project - Mousetrap Racecar

Energy -

Project - Mousetrap Racecar
Worksheet - Energy & Work
Lab - Conservation of Energy
Worksheet - Thermal Energy
Activity - Energy Transformation
Activity - Sources of Energy

Nuclear Energy -

Lab - Half-life Analogy

Machines -

Project - Mousetrap Racecar
Worksheet - The Lever Family
Lab - First-Class Lever
Lab - The Slant on Slides

Waves & Sound -

Worksheet - Characteristics of Waves
Lab - Slinky Movement
Lab - Speed of Sound in Air
Lab - Music Stations

Light - Ch.

Lab - Light Stations

Electricity -

Lab - Simple Circuits

Magnetism -

 

 

 

This page last updated 07/14/2005.