Integrated Physics & Chemistry Supply List (2010)

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1 Integrated Physics & Chemistry Supply List (2010) Integrated Physics and Chemistry is a physical science course covering basic concepts found in chemistry and physics. Topics included in the study are matter, motion and forces, work and energy, electricity and magnetism and waves. Throughout the course, the student will have opportunities to observe simulations, investigate ideas, and solve problems-both on screen and away from the computer. Upon completion of the course, students: Gain an understanding of foundational concepts in physics and chemistry. Make careful observations of the surrounding environment. Analyze problems and solutions scientifically. Integrate science knowledge with real world situations at a local, regional, national and international level. Appreciate the impact of science discovery on everyday life. A key component to any science lab course is the student s discovery of scientific laws and principles through investigation. This supply list is provided so students and parents can plan ahead to have needed materials available when projects are assigned in each unit of study. Have fun! Unit 1 Project 3 Experiment: Making Observations (Time span 24 hours) Bowl of peanuts in their shells (substitution could be dried beans) Various measuring tools (metric rulers, string etc.) Paper and pencil Project 8 Experiment: Determining Volume (Time Span Less than 1 hour) Metric ruler Small block of wood String

2 Water Small Rock Graduated Cylinder (Metric Measuring Cup) Project 10 Experiment: Determining Density (Time Span Less than 1 Hour) Coins (penny, nickel and quarter) Metric Ruler Metric Balance (Or student may go to the Post Office and ask the coins to be weighed on the Postage Scale). Scissors Unit 2 Project 2 Experiment: Atomic Structure (Time Span less than 1 Hour) Large box (at least 40 to 50 cm along all sides) Small block of wood (around 6 to 8 cm along all sides) 100 marbles or pellets (airsoft pellets work well) Ruler Project 13 Experiment: Separating a Mixture (Time Span less than 1 Hour) Mixture containing salt, iron filings, sand, gravel and pennies (substitute for the raisins) Screen (Possible substitution kitchen colander) Funnel Filter paper (coffee filters work well) Beakers (substitute measuring cups) Magnet Unit 3 Project 6 Experiment: Cabbage Indicator (Time span: Several hours)

3 Red Cabbage ( cut into strips) Stainless Steel Cooking Containers Food Strainer Glass Bowl/Collection beaker Coffee Filter White vinegar Baking soda Distilled water 2 pieces of notebook paper Small clear plastic cups (bathroom cups) 6 different household liquids (Sprite, Clear Shampoo, Light Clear Juice, Water from a rain storm, water with soil fertilizer) Project 16 Experiment: Half-Life (Time Span Less than 1 Hour) Unit Poker Chips (a different color on each side.) or 100 pennies (use one color or heads as the printed side). Resealable plastic bag, box with lid or even a brown paper bag (just fold close) A flat area or table top at least 30 cm x 30 cm (substitute for wax paper) Pen or pencil (substituted for plastic knife) Plastic cup or container Graph paper (can be downloaded off internet ( if graph cannot be uploaded, then it can be completed in Excel and uploaded. Project 7 Experiment: Viscosity (Time Span: Several Hours) Egg carton Scissors or nail (substitution use a pen to punch hole in bottom of egg carton) Several Straws Cardboard (for ramp) Stopwatch or watch with second hand 1 inch block, a book, or other support ramp

4 Several test liquids (e.g. water, ketchup, honey, oil/vegetable oil, molasses, syrup, heavy cream) Beaker or measuring cup Project 14 Experiment: Pressure in Gases (Time Span: Several Hours) A car and a licensed driver A car manual ( or specs are available on line) Air pressure gauge 16 sheets of paper or thin cardboard (poster board) Unit 5 Project 11 Experiment: Propulsion (Time Span less than 1 hour) A balloon Empty soda can Sharp Nail Hammer Fishing line or strong thread Bowl of water Unit 6 ****No Projects in this unit Unit 7 Project 5 Experiment: Conservation of Energy (Times span Less than 1 hour) Cardboard tube (from gift wrap or paper towels)

5 Unit 8 Lightweight cardboard (gift box or poster board) make into box from pattern. 4 Marbles of different masses Meter stick Scissors Book Metric balance (or use the post office again) Project 4 Experiment: Insulators (Time Span: 2 hours) Large Styrofoam cup Small Styrofoam cup Flat piece of Styrofoam Thermometer Water Microwave (for heating water) At least two insulating materials (shredded newspaper, sheets of newspaper, bits of cloth, small Styrofoam peanuts (packing peanuts), bubble wrap, feathers aluminum foil, saw dust, etc) Clock with a second hand Unit 9 Project 3 Experiment: Electrostatic Investigations (Time Span Less than 1 hour) Clear adhesive tape Plastic straw Project 10 Experiment: Diverting a Magnetic Field (Time Span: 2 hours) Strong disk magnet Plastic drinking straw Double-stick tape or glue

6 Paperclips Cardboard from cereal or cake mix box Test materials such as pennies, aluminum foil, an iron or steel nail, cardboard, crayons, a table knife or a popsicle stick Compass Paper Unit 10 Project 4 Experiment: Changing the Speed of a Wave (Time Span less than 1 hour) Plastic box Paper clips 2 sturdy rubber bands, large enough to stretch around the plastic box Project 16 Experiment: Law of Reflection Laser Pointer Small rectangular or square plan mirror Block of wood to support mirror Sharpen pencil Protractor Unlined paper (copy paper) Unit 11 ***No Projects in this unit. Unit 12: ***No Projects in this unit. Unit 13:

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