Join Mr. K as he reveals his best science demos. Learning science is much more fun when you are engaged with a cool science experiment! Most demos can be reproduced at home with common household items.
Create Your Own Science Cube - For this project you will be creating your own science cube using an online tool. The web app allows you to input your own information and then print out a 3D cube.
Full Points Value - In order to receive full credit for this project you must meet all of the following guidelines
Go to the Cube Creator, enter your name, and choose Create-Your-Own-Cube
On each side of the cube there will be a question and anwer. Please keep the theme of your cube to one topic that we have covered in school this year (ex. Density, Average Speed, Heat Transfer, Energy Transformations, etc.)
Please bring the cube to class and also email me the original pdf (cube) file so that I can post it online.
Some examples that I can think of are
Create a cube that has 6 different average speed word problems on it. Make sure that the answers are there and that you use the proper unit of measurement.
Create a cube that has 6 different density problems on it.
Create a cube that has 6 different examples of energy transformations
Create a cube about metals, nonmetals and metalloids
Create a SlideRocket Presentation Comparing and Contrasting Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells (100 points)
For this project you will be creating a SlideRocket presentation that compares and contrasts prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. SlideRocket is similar to Power Point, but it is done completely online. You may also choose to do a Google Presentation (Google’s version of Power Point) if you wish.
Full Points Value – In order to receive full credit for the project you need to follow to guidelines below.
Choose to create SlideRocket or Google Presentation
The presentation must explain to someone what the similarities and differences are between prokaryotic cells are. Pretend that you are explaining it to someone that has never heard either of these terms before.
Send me the link to the presentation via email or share it with me through Google Docs
Create Your Own Science Website Using Weebly (250 points) - For this project you will be creating a website that revolves around a central scientific theme. This is not a project that you will be able to complete in one sitting. It has the highest point value of any of the leaderboard projects and I’m expecting some really solid-looking websites. Watch the video introduction from Weebly to get started.
Full Points Value -In order to get full credit for this project you will need to follow the guideline below.
The website must be built around a central scientific theme. Websites that have too many themes are too busy and are generally not very user friendly. Some example themes may be chemistry, a favorite animal, geology, volcanoes, or hurricanes. Come up with your own. Here are some more options.
The website must have at least 5 pages, 5 images, 2 videos, 3 hyperlinks to other sites, and 15 paragraphs (3 per page). These guidelines are the bare minimum. Of course, you can include as much as you would like!
Email or tell me the URL of the completed website.
Construct a Model of an Animal Cell and Plant Cell (175 points) – For this project you will be constructing a model of a plant and animal cell. This project is worth almost double of some of the other projects. Do a great job on it.
Full Points Value – In order to receive full credit for this project you must follow that guidelines below. I don’t want to limit your creative capabilities on this project. As long as you are within my guidelines I will accept it.
The model must be 3D (no drawings). Please don’t use food items.
Use the image above to guide you on what you need to have labeled. There are also many more pictures on the internet.
On a separate sheet of paper, write or type the definition (function) of each part of the plant and animal cell.
Develop an Average Speed Experiment (100 points) - Experiments are one of the best things about science. In this project you will be developing your own average speed project. In class, we went outside and hopped, walked, and ran 25m, and then found out the average speed of each. You can find that lab HERE.
Full Points Value: In order to receive the full points for this project you will need to follow the guidelines below.
Develop and complete your own average speed project. Try to avoid using the same distances or activities that I used in my lab. Make sure to write the lab so that another student will understand how to complete this project on their own. Use my sample lab as a guide.
Perform the lab yourself.
Graph your data using an XY chart from Create a Graph. Your graph will look similar to the one that I have above, but with different data in it. Save the graph as a jpeg and attach it to your lab.
Calculate the speed (distance divided by time) for at least 2 different data points on your graph.
Make sure to include average speed questions at the end of your lab. After all, that is what the experiment is about.
Turn in both a blank copy of your lab, and the lab that you actually performed yourself. I would prefer a digital copy of the blank lab, but I will also accept a hard copy.
Create a Diagram That Explains the Rock Cycle (100 points) - In this project you will be creating a digital diagram (Kerpoof) about the rock cycle. The rock cycle is a challenging subject to teach, but I know that your diagram will help students understand what the rock cycle is and what happens at each stage of the cycle.
My drawing is OK, but I challenge you to make a better one.
Full Points Value: In order to receive full points on this project you must follow the guidelines below.
Sign up for a free account at Kerpoof. Click on MAKE A DRAWING. You may also do this project on paper if you don’t have access to a computer
Create a rock cycle diagram that is better than the one that I have above. The information in the one that I have is all correct. How else could you improve on it?
When you are done save it as a JPEG and either email it to me or bring it to me on a USB drive. I will also accept a printed copy, but I would prefer a digital copy of your work.
You must use at LEAST 10 CHEMISTRY vocabulary words in your puzzle. Use your binders and periodic tables to help you come up with your list. Make sure that your definitions are accurate and that your classmates will be able to understand them.
Print out your crossword puzzle and bring it to me in class. You will not be able to save it. I can make a lab available after school if you would like to do it there.
Create a Voki that Compares and Contrasts Potential and Kinetic Energy (100 points) - For this project you will be creating a talking avatar that explains the difference between potential and kinetic energy.
Full Points Value – In order to receive full points for this project you will need to follow the guidelines below.
Customize your Voki with all different appearances, styles, and voices
Your Voki must compare and contrast potential and kinetic energy. That means that you need to pretend that you are explaining in detail what PE and KE are to someone that may not know anything about it. Make sure to include a couple of examples of each type of energy.
Choose to “Publish” your Voki. At the bottom of the share page it says “Or, get your Voki link here:” Choose STANDARD VOKI LINK and copy and paste that link in the comments section of this website. Note: That you won’t be able to see your link on coolsciencedemos.com immediately. I have to approve the comment first. You can also email it to me directly.
Here is a Voki that was created by another student that satisfied all of the requirements.