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Level: Al Levels

Fun with Chemistry: A Guidebook of K–12 Activities, Vols. 1 & 2

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Type: M    |    Level: Al Levels

The Fun with Chemistry hands-on activities and demonstration volumes were created for K–12 teachers and use readily available, inexpensive materials. Each Activity includes complete instructions for preparation and presentation, a materials list, and an explanation, along with suggestions for appropriate grade levels, methods of presentation, and curriculum integration. The format enables teachers to easily incorporate these activities into their...

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$28.00

Salt Model: Pre-Built Structure

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Type: D, I    |    Level: Al Levels

Show the crystal structure of salt (NaCl) with this pre-built polyhedral model of one unit cell. Or emphasize closest-packed layers by standing the cubic unit cell on one corner. The Salt Model comes in three layers that can easily be stacked one atop the other to form a NaCl unit cell. If the layers are connected, the model can be used in two orientations (as illustrated in graphics):

  1. Unit cell: When the model is resting on...
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$24.00

Memory Metal Kit

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Type: D, I    |    Level: Al Levels

Pull the ends of the ICE memory metal wire to distort it, then watch as it returns to the ICE shape when put into hot water. Our Memory Metal Kit explains how some metals can be bent and will return to their original shape when the temperature is raised because the have been trained to remember a certain shape-which is to say they have a memory.

The ICE Memory Metal Kit includes one piece of memory metal wire (Nitinol™) shaped to...

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$25.00

Photochromic ICE T-shirt, Adult

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Type: D    |    Level: Al Levels

Watch its colors change in sunlight! This snazzy white T-shirt has a black outline of the ICE structure on the front and a smiling sun on the back. Step into sunlight, and the designs become bright shades of blue, purple, yellow and orange! UV active dyes in the shirt are colorless in room light, but become brightly colored in sunlight.

What happens and why? Use this T-shirt to teach students how conjugated double bonds absorb light. The dyes in...

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$15.00

SPICE: Guidebook for a Traveling Outreach Program

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Type: M    |    Level: Al Levels

The SPICE (Students Participating In Chemical Education) traveling demonstration program has been an enormous success, having reached 70,000 people in the last 20 years. In the SPICE Guidebook we have assembled our experiences on how to organize and put on a program of demonstrations in schools or public...

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$17.00

Photochromic ICE T-shirt, Child

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Type: D    |    Level: Al Levels

Watch its colors change in sunlight! This snazzy white T-shirt has a black outline of the ICE structure on the front and a smiling sun on the back. Step into sunlight, and the designs become bright shades of blue, purple, yellow and orange! UV active dyes in the shirt are colorless in room light, but become brightly colored in sunlight.

What happens and why? Use this T-shirt to teach students how conjugated double bonds absorb light. The dyes in...

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$10.00

Nanoworld Presenter's Guide with "Try This" Packet

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Type: D    |    Level: Al Levels

Explain the Nanoworld! Demonstrate and explain LED and fiber optics, diffraction, memory metal, and “seeing” atoms with the Nanoworld Presenter's Guide with "Try This" Packet.

The 20-page Presenter’s Guide provides presenters and teachers with background information and instructions to demo nanoworld activities, as well as talking points, supplemental information, applications, web links and suggestions for adapting the...

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$23.00

Memory Metal Wire, ICE-Shaped

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Type: D, I    |    Level: Al Levels

Some metal alloys have shape-memory retention—that is, they can be bent and will return to their original shape when the temperature is raised. Pull the ends of the pre-shaped wire to distort it, then watch as it returns to the ICE shape when put into warm water.

This ICE-shaped memory metal is also available as part of the Memory Metal KitThe Memory Metal Kit includes an eight-page...

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$8.00

Memory Metal, set of 10 3" pieces

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Type: D, I    |    Level: Al Levels

3" pieces of treated memory metal sold in sets of 10. Bend or coil the wire piece to distort it, then watch as it returns to its original straight shape when put into hot water. Works well for hands-on demos.

Additional items related to memory metal are available from ICE:

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$5.00

Nanoworld Hands-On Student Sets

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Type: CP, D, G, I, L    |    Level: Al Levels

The Nanoworld Hands-On Student Sets has the materials and brief instructions for hands-on activities with LEDs and fiber optics, diffraction, memory metal, and “seeing” atoms. The sets come with mini-activity booklets that illustrate carrying out each activity and "Try This" Packets. Each "Try This" Packet includes the materials needed to demonstrate the activities and contains:

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$65.00