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ICE Devices

ICE Devices

Type: M    |    Level: GP, HS, MS

The print edition of ICE DevICEs Manual has been is discontinued. The ICE DevICEs Manual is only available as a free Online Publication.

Need more hands-on tools for your classroom? Don't have a lot of money or time to spend? Make 10 different tools with ICE Devices. The ICE Devices collection shows you how, in less than an hour per Device, you can have these 10 tools:

• balance • BB Board
• neon lamp cord • magnetic stirrer
• conductivity probe • electrolysis apparatus
• rod-climbing device • mass spectrometer simulator
• chromatography column simulator • a miniature explosion devices

With ICE Devices you learn first from making the device, then learn even more by using it to demonstrate a chemical principle—for example, use the BB board to demonstrate annealing, hardening, and tempering of metals; the neon lamp cord demonstrates the chemistry of vision; the chromatography simulator illustrates size-exclusion column chromatography. Devices use materials readily available at hardware and electronics stores. All devices are stand-alone—no computer required.

Click the ICE structure to link to the free Online Publication of the ICE DevICEs Manual.