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Interactive Student Notebook

Reference Texts provide background and additional context for students as they complete investigations.

During investigations, students record observations, graph data, construct arguments, and more in their Interactive Student Notebooks.

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Materials Kits Ready-to-use Materials Kits are prepped and organized for you to seamlessly integrate into each lesson.

Online Resources Simulations, lesson presentations, customizable 3-Dimensional assessments, and more are at your fingertips.


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Bring Science Alive! Physical Science Forces and Energy Unit 1 - Forces Anchoring Phenomenon: A go-cart covers a certain distance in a given amount of time as it moves around a track. Storyline: Modern go-carts are equipped with safety features to prevent injuries. In developing those safety features, engineers must think about collision forces and their effects. Students learn about forces, mass, speed, velocity, and acceleration to understand the best ways to keep riders safe.

1 Describing Motion

Phenomenon: Sitting in a train alongside other trains, you might look out the window and be unsure about which train is in motion.

2 Forces in Interactions

Phenomenon: It takes an enormous amount of fuel to launch a rocket.

3 Effects of Forces

Phenomenon: If an astronaut throws a wrench in outer space with no other forces acting on it, the wrench will continue moving forever.

Engineering Challenge: Designing Safe Go-Carts Description: Design, build, test, and modify a model go-cart that can withstand collisions. The designs must prove to be safe for riders. Consider the forces involved in the collisions and use Newton’s Laws to inform the designs. Performance Assessment: Evaluating Modern Go-Carts Anchoring Phenomenon: A go-cart covers a certain distance in a given amount of time as it moves around a track. Storyline: As the newest engineer for GoGo Go-Carts, analyze the current go-carts for their safety and fun factors.

Unit 2 - Noncontact Forces Anchoring Phenomenon: Drones are able to overcome gravity. Storyline: To get off the ground, a drone must defy gravity. Drones typically have four propellers, and they operate via electromagnetism. Students learn about gravitational forces, electric forces, magnetic forces, and electromagnetism to understand how drones work.

4 Gravity

Phenomenon: When a piece of paper is placed on top of a book, and both objects are dropped together, they fall straight to the ground; the paper does not flutter.

5 Electricity

Phenomenon: Sometimes, you experience a shock or even see a spark as you reach for a doorknob.

6 Magnetism and Electromagnetism

Phenomenon: Headphones and speakers use wires and magnets to deliver sound to your ears.

Performance Assessment: Investigating a Drone Motor Design Anchoring Phenomenon: Drones are able to overcome gravity. Storyline: Apply what you’ve learned about electromagnetism. Analyze a drone’s motor and explain how it works, then explain how gravity and mass affect the drone’s flight.


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Unit 3 - Kinetic and Potential Energy Anchoring Phenomenon: One small action in a Rube Goldberg machine causes a chain reaction of effects. Storyline: A “Rube Goldberg machine” is any complex machine that involves a chain reaction of mechanisms. Learn the different types of energy, as well the ways energy can transfer and transform, to understand how a Rube Goldberg machine works.

7 Forms of Energy

Phenomenon: A pendulum boat ride cannot swing forever under the force of gravity.

8 Measuring Kinetic Energy

Phenomenon: A wrecking ball causes more damage when it’s bigger or swung from further away.

9 Potential Energy in Systems

Phenomenon: A firework transforms from a small cardboard covered object to a large explosion of fire in the sky.

Engineering Challenge: Designing Musical Instruments Description: Design musical instruments based on principles of energy conservation, transfer, and transformation. Define the criteria and constraints, and create a rubric to use as a systematic way of evaluating designs. Performance Assessment: Analyzing a Chain Reaction Machine Anchoring Phenomenon: One small action in a Rube Goldberg machine causes a chain reaction of effects. Storyline: Analyze parts of a Rube Goldberg machine in a video to understand the transfers and transformations of energy involved in chain reactions.

Unit 4 - Thermal Energy Anchoring Phenomenon: Jackrabbits’ ears help them survive in the extreme heat of the desert. Storyline: Take on the role of a designer for a company that makes camping gear. Using your understanding of thermal energy, heat transfer, and physical properties, determine the best materials for a thermos to be used in the desert. Build and test models of your designs.

10 Thermal Energy and Heat

Phenomenon: A heater in a classroom provides heat, but the temperature in the room stays the same.

11 Thermal Properties of Matter

Phenomenon: Deserts are hot during the day, with average daytime temperatures of 38°C, but they can be as cold as -4°C at night. Performance Assessment: Designing, Constructing, and Testing a Thermos Anchoring Phenomenon: Jackrabbits’ ears help them survive in the extreme heat of the desert. Storyline: As a designer for a thermos company that makes desert camping supplies, put together what you’ve learned in this unit to design, construct, and test a thermos that can be used in a desert.


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Matter Unit 1 - The Composition of Matter Anchoring Phenomenon: To create stage makeup, chemists must account for the properties of the substances they will use. Storyline: Analyze the properties of three different materials to identify the best material for a makeup pen to be used to transform actors into aliens. Then, write a pitch promoting the material you chose by describing its solubility, density, and suitability to use as alien makeup. Additionally, research the chemical formula and structure of a substance that makes up your material.

1 Atoms and Elements

Phenomenon: Balloons have more mass when filled with air, despite air being invisible to the eye.

2 Molecules and Extended Structures

Phenomenon: The millions and millions of types of materials in the world are composed of some combination of only 92 different types of atoms.

3 Substances and Their Properties

Phenomenon: Some liquids do not mix with other liquids, so they form distinct layers when poured in a bottle.

Performance Assessment: Determining the Best Material for a Makeup Pen Base Anchoring Phenomenon: To create stage makeup, chemists must account for the properties of the substances they will use. Storyline: Analyze the properties of three materials. Determine which material would work best as the base for a makeup pen. Present your results in the form of a sales pitch.

Unit 2 - States of Matter Anchoring Phenomenon: Ice eventually turns into water when it is left out, and water boils and seems to disappear when it is heated. Storyline: The particle motion of atoms and molecules results in the three common states of matter that can be observed—solid, liquid, and gas. Write a letter to an alien visiting Earth that explains how a molecule of water on Earth changes state and compares with state changes on the alien’s planet.

4 The Motion of Particles

Phenomenon: Drops of food coloring dissolve into water at very different rates depending on the temperature of the water.

5 Heat, Temperature, and State Changes

Phenomenon: In a warm room, water droplets form on a can of cold liquid.

Performance Assessment: Writing to your Alien Pen Pal Anchoring Phenomenon: Ice eventually turns into water when it is left out, and water boils and seems to disappear when it is heated. Storyline: Share your understanding of states of matter by writing back to your alien pen pal explaining the natural phenomena of states of matter.


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Unit 3 - Chemical Reactions Anchoring Phenomenon: Survival kits often include portable gear, such as hot packs and butane torches, that can be activated at a moment’s notice. Storyline: The newest season of “The Next Top Survivalist” is looking for contestants, and you’ve been asked to audition! To prepare, you will explore how chemical reactions can help people survive when caught unaware in the wilderness.

6 Identifying Chemical Reactions

Phenomenon: Mixing vinegar and baking soda causes the substances to bubble up and spill over a container’s edge.

7 Atoms in Chemical Reactions

Phenomenon: Burning steel wool causes the mass of the steel wool to increase.

8 Energy in Chemical Reactions

Phenomenon: When magnesium is lit on fire, it burns with a bright light. In contrast, when chicken is lit on fire, it changes color from pink to white.

Engineering Challenge: Designing a Hot Pack Description: Students design, build, and optimize a hot pack that meets agreed upon criteria and constraints.

9 Chemical Engineering and Society

Phenomenon: Faux leather is made from synthetic materials but can serve the same functions as real leather.

Performance Assessment: Modifying and Explaining Survival Gear Anchoring Phenomenon: Survival kits often include portable gear, such as hot packs and butane torches, that can be activated at a moment’s notice. Storyline: Create a short video-clip that demonstrates the supplies necessary to make a survival pack for the reality TV show, “The Next Top Survivalist.”

Waves Unit 1 - Mechanical Waves Anchoring Phenomenon: Waves are eroding the coastline near the Las Olas Hermosas Restaurant more than the surrounding beaches. Storyline: Las Olas Hermosas restaurant sits atop a steep cliff which is being eroded by massive winter waves. Learn about the properties of waves, wave energy, and how waves travel through different media to help write a proposal to solve Las Olas’s erosion problem these adventurers to help them stay healthy and safe.

1 Types of Waves

Phenomenon: At many sporting events, members of the crowd stand up and lift their hands in a pattern that people call “doing the wave.”

2 Properties of Waves

Phenomenon: Huge waves form at Mavericks, and scientists, surfers, and weather forecasters can predict when they will occur up to 48 hours in advance.

3 Wave Energy

Phenomenon: Wave energy converters produce more electricity in some locations than in other locations.

4 Waves in Different Media

Phenomenon: The sound of your finger tapping on a desktop seems much louder and lower pitched when you press your ear to the desk.

Engineering Challenge: Preventing Coastal Erosion Description: Help the residents of Beach Town by researching, designing, testing, and optimizing a structure to prevent erosion of the coast and save the local highway from suffering major damage. Performance Assessment: Saving the Las Olas Hermosas Restaurant Anchoring Phenomenon: Waves are eroding the coastline near the Las Olas Hermosas Restaurant more than the surrounding beaches. Storyline: Write a proposal for an engineering solution to prevent the erosion of the cliffs near Las Olas Hermosas restaurant. Use your understanding of wave properties to explain why your proposed design will be effective.


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Unit 2 - Light Waves Anchoring Phenomenon: Light creates effects that are not so easy to explain such as making diamonds sparkle, making lines at the bottom of a pool appear wavy, and making rainbows form near waterfalls. Storyline: A local art gallery is installing a new show about light and its amazing effects. Create a piece of art for the show that conveys an artistic interpretation of key properties of light such as reflection, absorption, transmission, refraction, and color.

5 The Wave Model of Light

Phenomenon: An optical illusion can make you see more fish than there really are.

6 Properties of Light Waves

Phenomenon: A single object can appear to be many colors depending on the filter you see it through.

Performance Assessment: Designing a Light Art Piece Anchoring Phenomenon: Light creates effects that are not so easy to explain such as making diamonds sparkle, making lines at the bottom of a pool appear wavey, and making rainbows form near waterfalls. Storyline: Design a light art piece, and write the script for an audio tour explaining each part of the piece. Then, present your piece to the class, explaining a variety of the properties of light.

Unit 3 - Waves for Information Transfer Anchoring Phenomenon: In the past 50 years, the vast majority of analog devices have been replaced with digital equivalents. Storyline: Choose a digital product, and compare its reliability to an analog product with a similar function. Then, design an advertising campaign that explains the difference between the digital and analog products and why the digital one is more reliable.

7 Sending Information Using Wave Pulses

Phenomenon: When a message is whispered repeatedly during a game of telephone, it changes over time.

Engineering Challenge: Designing a Multi-frequency Communication System Description: Design a communication system that encodes letters, numbers, and symbols using multiple different frequencies of light. Evaluate your system by using it to send a variety of messages, and make improvements to the system based on your results.

8 Analog and Digital Information

Phenomenon: A Digital Signal Sender is a more reliable way of communicating a phone number than an Analog Signal Sender 40 percent.

Performance Assessment: Selling Digital Anchoring Phenomenon: In the past 50 years, the vast majority of analog devices have been replaced with digital equivalents. Storyline: Create an advertising campaign to explain to consumers why the digital version of a product is more reliable than the analog version of the product. Explain the differences between the digital and analog products using information from reliable scientific sources to support your claims.


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A Phenomena-Rich Program TCI believes that phenomena makes science more meaningful for students. Bring Science Alive! provides many opportunities for students to engage with, investigate, and make sense of natural phenomena in their own lives.

Anchoring Phenomenon The anchoring phenomenon encourages students to make connections with the world around them. Students then further explore the phenomenon during the Performance Assessment.

Lesson Phenomenon

Local Phenomenon

Each lesson begins with an investigative phenomenon that is used to pique students’ interest and drive instruction throughout the investigations. At the end of a lesson, students use what they learned to make sense of the phenomenon.

Students build a deeper, personal connection to the phenomenon through direct observation or by conducting research to find out more about the phenomenon in their local area.


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Bring Science Alive! covers a variety of phenomena topics to engage every student.

Multimedia Phenomena

Phenomena are presented through videos, images, and hands-on observations.

Rich multimedia throughout the program provide easy ways for students to interpret the phenomena.


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Three-Dimensional Learning Students set forth to investigate each lesson’s phenomenon. Each carefully-designed investigation guides students through mastering the lesson’s science practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas.

Lessons are broken out into modules so that teachers can pick and choose what works for their classroom.

Lessons are presented in an easy-to-use, customizable slideshow format.

Pacing is provided for teachers to plan in advance.

Each and every lesson focuses on at least one Science and Engineering Practice, one Disciplinary Core Idea, and one Crosscutting Concept.

Investigations are designed to meet Math and ELA Common Core standards as specified by NGSS.


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Material Kits are prepared and organized to seamlessly integrate into each lesson.

Consumable Materials can easily be ordered online.

Everything needed for one lesson is grouped together into a clearly labeled bag.


Forces and Energy Materials Kit Item #LM-0784

Materials List Bin 1 Common Materials continued

Common Materials Hall’s carriages

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Bar magnets, pkg/2

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Measuring tape

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Magnet, neodymium

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Masking tape

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Balls, nylon, 1”

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Pipe insulation

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Balls, hollow, 1”

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Protractor

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Balls, solid, 1”

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Rubber bands, #33

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Paper clips, box/100

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Balloons, pkg/25

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Batteries, size D, pkg/8

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String

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Cups, plastic, 16oz, pkg/13

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Straws, pkg/16

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Containers, plastic shoebox

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Cloth, wool

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Centimeter cubes, pkg/100

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Common Materials continued Paper, graph, pkg/60

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Balls, stress

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Thermometer

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Beaker, 250mL

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Oven mitt

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Bath towel

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Digital scale

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Cotton balls, bag

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In This Box (Outside of Bin 1) Cardboard

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Materials List Bin 1


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Engineering Challenge: Designing Safe Go-Carts

Test tubes with caps, 10mL

Materials List Bin 2 Magnetism and Electromagnetism

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Electricity

Markers, permanent, black

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Battery, AA, pkg/8

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Alligator clip leads, pkg/2

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Iron filings, 200g

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Battery holders, D size

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Wire, 22 gauge, 100ft

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Bubble Solution

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Earbuds

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Light bulb holders

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Pliers, needle nose

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Light bulbs, mini 1.5V

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Bolts

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Resistors, 2 OHM

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Flashlight, hand crank

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Switches

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Screwdriver, phillips head

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Cups, souffle, 2oz, pkg/8

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Thermal Energy and Heat

Forms of Energy Ball, rubber, 2”

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Oil, vegetable, 16oz

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Thermal Properties of Matter

Potential Energy in Systems Hydrogen peroxide, 16oz

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Conductometer

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Yeast, 1lb

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Candle, tealight

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Tablespoon

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Matches

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Teaspoon

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Sand, fine

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Engineering Challenge: Designing Musical Instruments

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Bells, jingle, 10mm

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PVC pipe, 2ft

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Bells, jingle, 1”

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TCI Forces and Energy poster

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Bells, jingle, 2”

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Matter Materials Kit

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Common Materials continued

Common Materials Baking soda

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Salt, non-iodized, 26 oz

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Beaker, 250mL

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Sodium carbonate

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Calcium chloride, 1kg

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Test tube rack

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Eyedroppers

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Beaker tongs

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Food coloring, pkg/4

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Toothpicks, box/750

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Cylinder, 25mL

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Thermometer

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Magnesium sulfate

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Vinegar, 32oz

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Measuring scoop

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Mineral oil, 16oz

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Matter Materials Kit

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Loose In This Bin Cup, plastic, 9oz

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Molecular model set

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Digital scale

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TCI Matter poster

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Atoms and Elements

Substances and Their Properties continued

Aluminum foil, roll

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Balloons, white, 9�, pkg/100

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Substances and Their Properties Marbles, glass, set

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Hydrogen peroxide, 16oz

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Rubbing alcohol, 16oz

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Balls, poly, set

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Balls, steel, set

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Test tubes, pkg/32

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Microplate

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Balls, wooden, set

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The Motion of Particles Stopwatch

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Heat, Temperature, and State Changes

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PVC tubing, 10ft

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Pipe, copper, 2ft

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Clay, modeling, pkg/4

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Deli container, 64oz

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C-clamp, 3�

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Nitrile gloves, medium, box/100

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Gallium, 20g

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Sewing needle

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Funnel, poly

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Test tube, 18x150mm

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Cardboard box

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Matter Materials Kit

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Energy in Chemical Reactions

Identifying Chemical Reactions Steel wool, #0000

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Teaspoon, plastic, pkg/100

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Filter paper, 18 cm

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Ammonium chloride, 80g

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Flask, 125mL

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Zinc, metal shot, 30g

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Calcium chloride, 1.6kg

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Hydrochloric acid

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Powder funnel

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Teaspoon, plastic, pkg/100

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Plastic zip seal bag, 2x4”

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Balloon, 9”

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Plastic zip seal bag, 3x3”

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Plastic zip seal bag, 4x4”

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Atoms in Chemical Reactions Teaspoon, plastic, pkg/100

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Steel wool, #0000

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Engineering Challenge: Designing a Hot Pack

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Performance Assessment: Modifying and Explaining Survival Gear

Calcium chloride, 1.6kg

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Chemical Engineering and Society Leather scrap, 8oz

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Pleather swatch, 6x6�

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Waves Materials Kit

Materials List Bin 1

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Unit: Mechanical Waves Common Materials

Properties of Waves

Slinky, metal

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Post-it notes

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String

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Stopwatch

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Craft sticks, pkg/100

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Measuring tape

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Engineering Challenge: Preventing Coastal Erosion

Types of Waves Bottle, plastic, 8 oz

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Clay, modeling, pkg/4

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Food coloring, set/4

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Coupling nut

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Index cards, pkg/100

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Hex nut

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Vegetable oil, 16 oz

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Rubber band, #54, 1/4 lb bag

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Plastic plate, square

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Toothpicks, box/800

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Waves Materials Kit

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Loose In This Bin Shoebox

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Mesh fiberglass

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TCI Waves poster

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Waves Materials Kit

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The Wave Model of Light

Properties of Light Waves continued

Beaker, 600mL

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Cellophane sheet, pkg/48

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Construction paper, pkg/50

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Spectroscope

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125W bulb

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Protractor

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Markers

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Post-it notes

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Mirror holder, pkg/20

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Test tubes

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Blue LED keychain

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Test tube rack

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Red LED keychain

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Thermometer, plastic

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Green LED keychain

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LED flashlight keychain

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Properties of Light Waves Box, cardboard

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Units: Light Waves and Waves for Information Transfer Common Materials


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Units: Light Waves and Waves for Information Transfer Common Materials continued

Analog and Digital Information

Acrylic prism

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Transparency film, sheet

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Mirror

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Brass fasteners, pkg/100

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Color filters, pkg/5

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Double convex lens

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Box, cardboard

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Double concave lens

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Lamp, clamp

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Vegetable oil, 16 oz.

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Sending Information Using Wave Pulses

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Plastic dish cone

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Plastic whistle

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Aquarium gravel, 5lb

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Stopwatch

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Tile, 1sq. ft

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Sand, coarse, 1 cup

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Thinking Like an Engineer Engineering Challenges throughout the program allow for students to think like engineers as they solve real-world problems related to the Anchoring Phenomenon.

Students are assigned roles and come together to solve an engineering problem. This mirrors a real-world engineering team.

Teams develop solutions, conduct iterative testing, and use data (or results) to improve their solutions.

Students come up with their own metrics to measure the success of their design solution.


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Rubrics detail what is expected at each achievement level.

Engineering Challenge Rubric

Students go through the engineering design process for each challenge.

Rubrics are provided for the students so that they can thoughtfully answer questions knowing what they will be graded on.


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Checking Student Progress Bring Science Alive! offers a variety of assessments types to evaluate student learning.

Formative Assessment

Lesson Game In a Lesson Game, students answer selectedresponse questions about the lesson. Results are automatically tracked in your gradebook.

Key Science Concepts Videos, diagrams, and detailed illustrations provide an additional check for students’ understanding.

Notebook Monitor students’ progress in their notebooks as they go through the lesson and investigations.

Interactive Tutorials Students can check their own understanding of main ideas with Interactive Tutorials.

Simulations Students explore scientific concepts through an interactive game-like environment, which allows them to check and evaluate predictions.

Wrap-Up Slides Lead a culturally-responsive discussion with carefully designed three-dimensional questions.


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Summative Assessment Assessment items evaluate mastery of all three NGSS dimensions. Questions range in Depth of Knowledge levels 1-4.

Interactive stimuli engage students and prepare them for digital state tests.

A series of discrete items and performance tasks create a well-rounded assessment.

Performance Assessment

Students work collaboratively or individually to complete the tasks.

Analytical rubrics are provided to assess student work individually.

Hands-on Performance Assessments provide opportunities to check student understanding of the Performance Expectations.


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