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High School Chemistry and Physics

ILAB and Vernier tools have been used to adapt a number of experiments for high school Chemistry and Physics courses. The following experiments have been adapted from the Prentice-Hall Chemistry Laboratory Manual:

  • Physical and Chemical Change
  • Observing a Chemical Reaction
  • Periodic Properties
  • Molecular Models
  • Precipitation Reactions
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Balanced Chemical Equations
  • The Clock Reaction
  • Estimation of pH
  • Click here for a synopsis in PDF or Microsoft Word format of the adaptations made to these chemistry laboratory experiments. More complete procedures are available upon request. Please use the Contact tab on the left to request additional information.

    Chemistry laboratory exercises that use the Submersible Audible Light Sensor (SALS):

  • Concentration and color of dyes in solutions
  • Measuring pH changes in dry ice/ammonia solutions using an indicator
  • The Tyndall Effect - watching a sulfur colloid form
  • The Synthesis of Colloidal Gold
  • Le Chatelier's Principle - Equilibrium in action! with lab report form
  • Physics experiments:

    Adapted laboratory experiments for high school physics have been developed using Vernier photogates and the ILAB talking stopwatch.

    In the Projectile Motion lab, students set up a ball ramp using a plastic ruler and adjust the angle of the ramp with a set of blocks. Two Vernier photogates are taped in place perpendicular to the ruler ramp to measure the velocity of a stainless steel ball as it pases through the gates and leaves the table. A tray with one inch deep sand is used to mark and trap the falling ball and prevent it from bouncing after it falls to the floor level.

    In the Hooke's Law experiment, a Vernier Motion Detector is used to measure the position, velocity and acceleration of the mass on a spring as it moves up and down. The displacement of the mass is correlated with force on that particular spring by using Hooke's Law. Any object that is initially displaced slightly from a stable equilibrium point will oscillate about its equilibrium position.

    Elementary School Science

    The 32 experiments in this Braille and print book are developed especially for young scientists (grades 2-5) to do in the comfort of their home.

    Out-of-Sight Science Experiments. Safe household experiments to make balloon rockets, acid rain, a solar finger heater, Ziploc ice cream, Diet Coke Geysers, and more. Scientist, Dr. Lillian A. Rankel and TVI, Marilyn Winograd have written 32 step-by-step experiments for blind youngsters to do at home with family and friends, or as part of a science fair project. This book comes with Braille and print on the same page.


    Some of the materials presented here are based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants HRD-0435656 and HRD-0726417. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.