Physical Science Through Inquiry Teacher Guide

Part code - PS-2843B
Grade – 6-8
Part code - PS-2843B
Grade – 6-8

At the heart of PASCO’s Physical Science through Inquiry lab manual is a commitment to ensuring student learning through all phases of a lab activity. Questions embedded throughout the activity, sequencing and key term challenges, opportunities to predict outcomes prior to data collection and post-lab multiple choice questions all help to make the connection between lectures and labs as seamless as possible.


Over 29 lab activities are included and all of them can be edited to suit the needs of your students or to better coordinate with your classroom lectures.


How-to videos are included with the manual, on the PASCO web site and on YouTube, and can even be installed on your own computers. These videos focus on setting up the labs and getting the most from your PASCO sensors and equipment.

What is in the box?

  • Spiral-bound Teacher Binder with PDF versions of each activity and a wealth of resources
  • Editable Word files for each student version
  • Flash Drive containing all information in electronic format

Education Resource Information

Experiments
  1. Introduction and Significant Figures
  2. Density
  3. Phase Change
  4. Water, the Universal Solvent
  5. Electrolyte versus Non-Electrolyte Solutions
  6. Properties of Ionic and Covalent Compounds
  7. pH of Household Chemicals
  8. Percent Oxygen in Air
  9. Evidence of a Chemical Reaction
  10. Conservation of Matter
  11. Varying Reaction Rates
  12. Endothermic or Exothermic Chemical Reactions
  13. Position: Match Graph
  14. Speed and Velocity
  15. Acceleration
  16. Introduction to Force
  17. Archimedes’ Principle
  18. Newton’s First Law
  19. Newton’s Second Law
  20. Newton’s Third Law
  21. Boyle’s Law
  22. Temperature versus Heat
  23. Voltage: Fruit Battery/Generator
  24. Faraday’s Law of Induction
  25. Radiation Energy Transfer
  26. Insolation and the Seasons
  27. Specific Heat of Sand versus Water
  28. Soil pH
  29. Air Pollution and Acid Rain