Oil Spot Photometer pdf Compared the energy needed to provide the same amount of light from an incandescent and compact fluorescent bulb.
Self Centered Globe Put an earth globe in the sunlight and see the pattern of light and dark around the world, then feel the pattern of warm and cool.
Shadows, seasons and the angle of the sun.
Shadows map motion every hour
Solar Motion Demonstrator http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/pass/passv12/PASSv12SolarMotionDemo.pdf
Domino model Measure the speed of a falling line of dominoes, this models neuron speeds. http://www.exo.net/~pauld/summer_institute/summer_day15current/Domino_model_of_a_nerve/Domino_model_of_a_nerve.html
Chain of handshakes Measure the speed of nerve propagation
Bob Miller's lightwalk online version http://www.exploratorium.edu/sln/light_walk/
Motion walking functions: http://philo.exploratorium.edu/~loril/activities/Walking%20Functions.pdf
Walking Feet pdf
Walking worksheet pdf
Walking Function Cards pdf
Motion Map by dropping cotton balls, and graph.
Tammy's Energy Explorations
Energy Toy Lab pdf
Energy Rules pdf
Claims and Evidence Hints pdf
Procedure Hints pdf
Energy transformation lab: CaCl +H2O, solar panel to fan, stomp rocket, glow stick, crank flashlight,
Energy Transformation Lab pdf
Oil Spot Photometer
Blank white index cards (4x6 are best but any size will work.) One per teacher.
Cooking oil (a small supply to wet the center of the cards)
a meter stick (one for each group)
lightbulbs One incandescent perhaps 60 watt, one compact fluorescent 60W equivalent, optional one LED 60 W equivalent.)
Lightbulb holders (clamp lights, light bulb bases)( 2 per group)
150 watt lightbulb (or 200 W) one total to measure the power of the sun)
Extension cord to run light outdoors.
Self Centered Globe
Earth globe 9 inches diameter or larger (One per group)
Small earth globe 4 inches or smaller (One per group)
Cylinder 4 inches in diameter 4 inches high (place the globe on the cylinder)
Domino Model of a Nerve
Meter stick (one per teacher, or piece of wood as stiff as a wooden meter stick I got about 1/4" thick and 1" wide and at least 18 inches long)
Blank Plastic Dominoes http://bulkdominoes.com/products/mixed-colors-dominoes $13 per 100, 20 per teacher
Masking tape 1 3/4 inch wide roll per group
Stopwatch 1 per group (Micron Timer)
Washers as weights
Waves on a phonecord Travel at a constant speed which you can measure: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/summer_institute/summer_day10waves/slowwavesonaphonecord2.html
Terminal Velocity, after accelerating downward a short distance a coffee filter will approach a constant terminal velocity. http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/flying/TerminalVelocity.html
Scientific Explorations by Paul Doherty
16 May 2015