Standards-aligned, Flinn’s 360Science Abrasive Compounds presents essential concepts of structure property relationships, manufacturing, and engineering through hands-on science activities designed to engage students. Students will find that there is a tradeoff between removal rate and the quality of the surface finish. Teachers can extend learning through guided inquiry into associated phenomena, “How do we design materials for specific functions?”
This kit includes access to virtual reality (V/R) technology to ensure students better understand the concepts and the lab they are about to conduct. Designed to enhance comprehension, this virtual reality technology is designed to be used in combination with the hands-on lab to help your students achieve deeper understandings of complex processes.
What is 360Science?
360Science is just one of the powerful learning pathways accessed via PAVO, Flinn’s award-winning gateway to standards-aligned science paired with engaging hands-on learning. We’ve made it easier to provide personalized instruction while delivering the kind of lab experiences your students truly need. These comprehensive learning solutions bring science to life by giving you all the tools you need to incorporate more (and more effective) hands-on learning in your classroom or lab. 360Science allows you to provide your students with the support they need to make real-world connections to key scientific principles and help make those abstract concepts concrete.
360Science labs provide four pre-written (and editable) lab options to allow you to meet the needs of all your students.
Short-on-time Inquiry labs streamline activities, while retaining core concepts, so they can be completed within a shortened class period (approx. 30 minutes on average.)
Guided Inquiry Labs include additional detailed procedures for students and are designed for a standard class period, approximately 50 minutes.
Open Inquiry Labs are intended for students who can work more independently and allow students to take ownership of their work. These labs take approximately 50-90 minutes to complete.
Advanced Inquiry Labs build on previous labs, adding a new challenge and are designed around student exploration. These Labs are intended to be completed within 60-90 minutes.
360Science enables student-driven, blended learning combined with leveled lab instructions that support prescriptive, guided- and open-inquiry lab exercises (see PDF resource for specific details) that include robust digital content, such as videos and carefully curated Open Educational Resources (OER)—along with virtual reality and simulation exercises.
From editable, digital instructions to assessments and alignment with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), we have everything you need to improve mastery, remove the intimidation factor and foster your students’ natural curiosity.
Materials Included in Kit:
Aluminium oxide, 100 g
Sodium chloride, NaCl, 50 g
Glucose (Dextrose), 50 g
Vinegar, 110 mL
Microfiber cloths, 2
Oil, corn, 100 mL
Sandpaper, sheets, 9" x 11", 2
Wax, blocks, 4
Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)†
Science & Engineering Practices
Asking questions and defining problems
Planning and carrying out investigations
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Disciplinary Core Ideas
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
HS-ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
HS-ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution
Structure and function
HS-PS1-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to gather evidence to compare the structure of substances at the bulk scale to infer the strength of electrical forces between particles.
HS-ETS1-3. Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.