Level: Coll

Nanocrystalline Solar Cell Kit

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Type: G, I, L    |    Level: AP, Coll, HS, MS

Our most popular kit! Students build their own Nanocrystalline Solar Cell, which operates by a process like photosynthesis. The cell generates electricity from absorption of solar energy by natural dye from berries. The solar cell has enough electrical output to power a small ­motor (not included). The kit provides an interdisciplinary context for students learning basic principles in chemistry, biology, physics, as well as environmental science. The...

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$60.00

Conductive Glass Slides

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Type: G, I, L    |    Level: AP, Coll, HS

Set of 10 conductive (tin dioxide coated) transparent glass slides in glassine envelope used with the Nanocrystalline Solar Cell Kit. Each slide is approximately 1 in x 1in.

Replacement parts and additional components are available for the Nanocrystalline Solar Cell Kit.

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$12.00

Titanium Dioxide Powder

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Type: G, I, L    |    Level: AP, Coll, HS

20 grams colloidal titanium dioxide powder, Degussa P25, used with the Nanocrystalline Solar Cell Kit.

Replacement parts and additional components are available for the Nanocrystalline Solar Cell Kit.

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$7.50

Electrolyte Solution

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Type: G, I, L    |    Level: AP, Coll, HS

15 mL iodine electrolyte solution in a dropper bottle used with the Nanocrystalline Solar Cell Kit.

Replacement parts and additional components are available for the Nanocrystalline Solar Cell Kit.

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$10.00

Copper Tape

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Type: G, I, L    |    Level: AP, Coll, HS

Copper foil tape, 12 cm, for use with the Nanocrystalline Solar Cell Kit.

Replacement parts and additional components are available for the Nanocrystalline Solar Cell Kit.

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$1.25

Solid-State Model Kit

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Type: D, G, I, L    |    Level: AP, Coll

It's hard to describe and understand the structure of a crystal with a two-dimensional drawing. No need to because the Solid-State Model Kit allows you and your students to easily build, examine, and study classic structural models of metals, ionic compounds, and even superconductors. See instantly how atomic packing determines physical properties, ­density, cleavage planes, and conductivity directions.

Our tried and true kit is an excellent tool...

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$145.00

Potentiometer

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Type: G, I, L    |    Level: AP, Coll, HS

1000 ohm potentiometer for use with the Nanocrystalline Solar Cell Kit.

Replacement parts and additional components are available for the Nanocrystalline Solar Cell Kit.

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$3.00

Spheres, Solid-State Model Kit

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Type: D, G, I, L    |    Level: AP, Coll

Replacement spheres for the Solid-State Model Kit. Spheres are sold individually by color.

Additional replacement parts are available for the Solid-State Model Kit.

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$0.00

Bases, Solid-State Model Kit

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Type: D, G, I, L    |    Level: AP, Coll

Replacement bases for the Solid-State Model Kit. Sold individually by type: Green (whole circle) or Yellow (half circle).

Additional replacement parts are available for the Solid-State Model Kit.

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$25.00

Template, Solid-State Model Kit

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Type: D, G, I, L    |    Level: AP, Coll

Templates for the Solid-State Model Kit. Each of the 15 templates is available individually by type, or as a complete set of 15.

Additional replacement parts are available for the Solid-State Model Kit.

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$1.25

Optical Transform (X-Ray Diffraction): Demo Kit

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Type: CP, D, I    |    Level: AP, Coll

Simulate X-ray diffraction using a visible laser and 2-D patterns on a transparency with the Optical Transform (X-Ray Diffraction) Kit. The kit includes a manual with directions, one each of the four different diffraction transparencies, and a full-page version of each transparency. The four diffraction transparencies have these patterns:

  • Unit Cell: examples for changes in unit cell size, angle, and shape; for centering with...
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$25.00

Rod, Solid-State Model Kit

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Type: D, G, I, L    |    Level: AP, Coll

Metal rod (approximately 7" long) for Solid-State Model Kit. Sold individually.

Additional replacement parts are available for the Solid-State Model Kit.

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$0.55

Spacers, Solid-State Model Kit

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Type: D, G, I, L    |    Level: AP, Coll

Replacement pack of spacers for the Solid-State Model Kit. Sold in pack of 8, 4 white and 4 grey, each approximately 6" long.

Additional replacement parts are available for the Solid-State Model Kit.

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$0.60

Experiences in Cooperative Learning

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Type:    |    Level: AP, Coll, HS, MS

Experiences in Cooperative Learning is a compilation of laboratory and classroom exercises, seeds for discussion, and assessment tools and strategies gathered from teachers. It contains more than 150 pages of working, practical examples ranging from middle school science to college chemistry. The publication provides basic information about the cooperative learning technique and encourages creative thinking about the learning process.

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$20.00

DNA Optical Transform (X-Ray Diffraction) Kit

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Type: CP, D, I    |    Level: AP, Coll

Simulate Rosalind Franklin's famous X-ray ­diffraction experiments that led to the discovery of the DNA double helix with a laser pointer and the two-dimensional diffraction pattern transparencies from the DNA Optical Transform (X-Ray Diffraction) Kit.

The kit includes a manual with background information and directions, a diffraction pattern transparency, and projection masters. A source of visible laser light is not included, but any...

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$29.00

Plastic Parts, Polyhedral Model Kit

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Type: D, G, I, L    |    Level: AP, Coll, HS

Replacement plastic parts for the Polyhedral Model Kit. Parts sold individually by type.

Parts needed to build each of the four assembled unit:

  • Tetrahedral Unit = 1 Triangular pyramid (tetrahedron top) + 1 Trianglular base (tetrahedron base)
  • Octahedral Unit = 2 Square pyramids (octahedron halves)
  • Square Pyramidal Unit = 1 Square pyramid (octahedron half) + 1 Square base (...
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$0.35

Rubber Connectors, Polyhedral Model Kit

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Type: D, G, I, L    |    Level: AP, Coll, HS

Replacement rubber connectors for the Polyhedral Model Kit. Sold in sets of 10 or 50 by type (two-prong or four-prong).

Replacement Plastic Parts for the Polyhedral Model Kit are also available.

$0.00

Exploring the Nanoworld Kit

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Type: G, I    |    Level: AP, Coll, HS, MS

Nanoworld adventures await inside this hands-on general-audience activity kit! Introduce and explore the feats of “seeing” atoms, assembling them into a variety of novel structures, and customizing their properties to develop new technologies. Exploring the Nanoworld is available in both English and Spanish language versions.

The kit contains everything you need to introduce and explore the nanoworld (except a standard 9-V battery):

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$29.00

Optical Transform (X-ray Diffraction) Transparencies

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Type: CP, D, I    |    Level: AP, Coll

When students have a Optical Transform (X-Ray Diffraction) Transparency and laser pointer, simulating X-ray diffraction becomes a hands-on activity. Students see the diffraction patterns by shining a laser through the transparency and projecting the patterns onto a screen or wall. The four different diffraction transparencies have these patterns:

  • Unit Cell: examples for changes in unit cell...
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$25.00

DNA Optical Transform (X-Ray Diffraction) Transparencies

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Type: CP, D, I    |    Level: AP, Coll

When students have a DNA Optical Transform (X-Ray Diffraction) Transparency and laser pointer, simulating Rosalind Franklin’s famous X-ray diffraction experiment that led to the discovery of the DNA double helix becomes a hands-on activity. Students see the diffraction patterns by shining a laser through the transparency and projecting the patterns onto a screen or wall. Transparencies are available individually or in sets of 5 or 10.

A source of...

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$5.00

Line of Resistance Kit: Teacher or Classroom

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Type: G, L    |    Level: AP, Coll, HS

Using the Line of Resistance Kitstudents can explore the electrical properties of materials and circuits with a graphite pencil, an ordinary piece of paper, and a multimeter (not included). The kit includes a 44-page manual with 10 easy-to-do experiments, a graphite pencil, a template, heater wire, 1000-ohm resistor, and a piezoelectric igniter.

The manual describes measuring electrical resistivity of graphite and wire, determining resistance of...

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$30.00