Hot Air Balloons • What causes hot air balloons to rise? • What are the parts of a hot air balloon • How do you move the balloon horizontally? • How do you launch and land a hot air balloon? • What do hot air balloons have to do with states of matter? • http://www.chemistry.org/portal/a/c/s/1/feature_ent.html?id=c373e9fee203bf568f6a17245d830100 • http://science.howstuffworks.com/hot-air-balloon.htm • http://www.chemistry.org/portal/a/c/s/1/feature_ent.html?id=c373e9fee203bf568f6a17245d830100
Thermostats • How does a thermostat work? • What are the parts? • What does a thermostat have to do with chemistry? • www.howstuffworks.com
Bulb Thermometers • What are the parts of the bulb thermometer? • Describe what makes the liquid in the thermometer rise when it is hot outside. • How does this relate to states of matter? • Describe what makes the liquid in the thermometer fall when it is cold outside. • How does this relate to states of matter? • http://www.howstuffworks.com/therm1.htm • http://www.answers.com/topic/dry-bulb-temperature • http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/chem99/chem99323.htm • http://www.windows.ucar.edu/earth/Atmosphere/temperature/thermometer.html
Pop-up Turkey Thermometers • What are the parts of the pop-up turkey thermometer? • Describe what makes it “pop up” when the turkey is done. • How does this relate to states of matter? • How can you reuse “pop up” thermometers? • How does this relate to states of matter?
Dry Ice • What is dry ice? • How is dry ice made? • How is dry ice used? • How does dry ice relate to states of matter? • http://www.howstuffworks.com/question264.htm • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_ice • http://www.occc.com/abc/dry-ice.htm • http://tlc.ousd.k12.ca.us/~acody/Dry_Ice.html
Amorphous Solids ( butter, plastic) • What are examples of amorphous solids? • Why are the properties of an amorphous solid? • What do amorphous solids have to do with states of matter? • What are some applications for amorphous solids? • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amorphous • http://www.utmem.edu/physpharm/.003a.html
How is glass made? • What kind of substance is glass? • How is glass made? • How are we able to “mold” it into all sorts of shapes? • www.howstuffworks.com
Hydraulics • How does a hydraulic system work • Where are hydraulics used? • What do hydraulics have to do with chemistry? • http://www.howstuffworks.com/hydraulic.htm • http://home.wxs.nl/~brink494/frm_e.htm • http://www.nextenergy.org/industryservices/Hybrid__Hydraulics.asp • http://auto.howstuffworks.com/question294.htm
Plasma TV’s • How do plasma tv’s work? • What are the parts of a plasma tv? • Why are they thought not to last as long as other TVS (non-plasma)? • www.howstuffworks.com
Liquid Nitrogen or Oxygen • What is liquid nitrogen (or oxygen)? • How is it made? • What are its uses? • What are its properties? • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquid_oxygen • http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/chemweek/Airgases/airgases.html • http://www.pa.msu.edu/sciencet/ask_st/051293.html • http://www.naspensacola.navy.mil/logistics/loxlin.html • http://wwwsafety.deas.harvard.edu/services/nitrogen.html • http://wwwsafety.deas.harvard.edu/services/oxygen.html
Popcorn • What is in the popcorn kernel? • What are the parts of a popcorn kernel? • What causes a popcorn kernel to pop? • What would cause popcorn kernels not to pop? • What does popcorn have to do with chemistry? • http://www.jollytime.com/kids_corner/science1.asp • http://www.factmonster.com/index.html • http://www.factmonster.com/spot/popcorn1.html • http://amos.indiana.edu/library/scripts/popcorn.html
Fireworks…What causes the colors and how do they work? • What are fireworks made of? • What are the parts of fireworks? • What causes fireworks to explode? • What causes the different colors of fireworks? • www.howstuffworks.com
How airbags work? • What are airbags made of? • How do airbags work? • www.howstuffworks.com
Handwarmers • What are the components of a handwarmer? • Why do we have to break it or squeeze it to “activate” it? • What type of reaction is happening ( in terms of heat) and what is “releasing the heat”? • http://antoine.frostburg.edu/chem/senese/101/consumer/faq/how-do-handwarmers-work.shtml
How Batteries Work • What is found inside a battery? • What reaction is occurring? • What is the difference between a “dead battery” and a “charged battery”?
The Hindenberg • What was the “Hindenberg”? • What is the “chemical theory” behind the disaster? • What could have prevented such a disaster from happening? (Lesson learned?) • What properties enabled such a disaster to occur?
Corrosion of the Statue of Liberty • What is happening to the Statue of Liberty? • Why is the destruction of Statue of Liberty happening? (Explain in terms of pH) • What changes could be made to help prevent the destruction? • What reaction is occuring?
Radiation from Cell Phones • How is cell phone radiation caused? • What are the health risks of cell phone radiation? • What can you do about cell phone radiation? • http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/cell-phone-radiation1.htm • http://www.answers.com/topic/radiation
Prisms and Visible Light • http://www.answers.com/topic/visiblelight • http://www.answers.com/topic/visiblelight
Infrared Light and Remote Controls • How do infrared remote controls work? • What are the parts of an infrared remote? • http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/remote-control4.htm • http://www.wisegeek.com/how-do-remote-controls-work.htm
Radar • What is “radar”? • How does radar work? • How is radar used? • What type of waves are “radar waves”? • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radar • http://science.howstuffworks.com/radar.htm • http://earth.rice.edu/mtpe/geo/geosphere/topics/remotesensing/25_radar.html
Lasers and Laser Pointers • How does a laser pointer work? • What “waves” are associated with lasers? • What are the parts of a laser pointer? • What are other uses of lasers? • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_pointer • http://www.madehow.com/Volume-7/Laser-Pointer.html • http://science.howstuffworks.com/laser8.htm
MRI • What does MRI stand for? • Describe how an MRI test is done. • How does the MRI machine work …include the job of the electromagnets. • Advantages and disadvantages of MRI’s • Diagram of the MRI machine and its parts • http://www.howstuffworks.com/mri.htm • www.phschool.com (Electricity and Magnetism Book) • http://www.mritutor.org/mritutor/WhatisMR.html • http://neurocog.psy.tufts.edu/images/magnetic_resonance_imaging.htm
X-Ray Machines • What is an x-ray? • How do x-ray machines work? • Are x-rays bad for you? • How do x-ray machines in airports work? • What are some other uses of x-rays? • www.howstuffworks.com • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-ray • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-ray • http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blxray.htm • http://www.answers.com/topic/x-ray-machine-2
The Physics Behind Basketball • How does basketball illustrate Newton’s laws? • What is the relationship of basketball to the following motion “concepts” • Velocity • Gravity • Force • Friction • Potential Energy • Kinetic Energy • http://mrfizzix.com/basketball/ • http://www.worsleyschool.net/science/files/physicsof/basketball.html • http://www.hesston.edu/ACADEMIC/FACULTY/NELSONK/PhysicsResearch/Basketball/Paperpg.htm • www.howstuffworks.com • http://home.nc.rr.com/enloephysics/sports.htm
The Physics Behind Gymnastics • What is the relationship of gymnastics to the following motion “concepts’ • Kinetic energy • Potential energy • Gravity • Friction • Force • Mass • Speed • Acceleration • Newton’s Laws of Motion • http://www.geocities.com/bright_effect/physics.html • www.howstuffworks.com • http://nhs.needham.k12.ma.us/cur/mphy/np/gym.html • http://www.k12.nf.ca/gc/Science/Physics3204/Projects2003/SlotC/ProjectC7/mainpage.htm • http://home.nc.rr.com/enloephysics/sports.htm
The Physics Behind Figure Skating • What is the relationship of figure skating to the following motion “concepts’ • Kinetic energy • Potential energy • Gravity • Friction • Force • Mass • Speed • Acceleration • Newton’s Laws of Motion • http://home.nc.rr.com/enloephysics/sports.htm • http://www.bsharp.org/physics/stuff/skater.html • www.howstufworks.com • http://madsci.org/posts/archives/feb98/887635696.Ph.r.html • http://madsci.org/posts/archives/feb98/887635696.Ph.r.html
Microwaves • What kind of waves are “microwaves”? • How are microwaves used? • In oven • What are the parts of a microwave oven? • In radar • What is the health risk of microwaves? • www.howstuffworks.com • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microwave
Black Lights • What is a black light? • How do black lights work? • What are uses for black lights? • http://science.howstuffworks.com/black-light.htm • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_light • http://science.howstuffworks.com/black-light2.htm
MagLev Trains • What is maglev transportation? • How do maglev trains work? • What are advantages and disadvantages of maglev trains? • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maglev_train • http://www.howstuffworks.com/maglev-train.htm