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Modern Topics—Inquiry Lab Kit for AP® Physics 2

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP8009 

Price: $168.05

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With the Modern Topics Inquiry Lab Kit for AP® Physics 2, learn to appreciate the reasoning that led to processes, such as carbon dating and determining the chemical compositions of far away stars.

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AP Physics 2, Big Ideas 5 and 7, Investigation 15

The atomic model and radioactivity are sometimes difficult for students to understand since atomic particles cannot be seen with the naked eye. With these activities, students will readily grasp these concepts and learn to appreciate the reasoning that led to processes, such as carbon dating and determining the chemical composition of far away stars and galaxies. This advanced-inquiry lab uses a guided-inquiry activity-stations approach with four self-contained labs that can be completed in any order:
• Half-Life—Understand the concepts of half-life and the probabilistic nature of radioactivity through the use of multifaceted dice simulations.
• Hydrogen Spectrum—Learn how absorption and emission spectra can be extrapolated to understand the composition of distant celestial bodies.
• Radioactive Decay Cards—Arrange element and beta and alpha particle cards to investigate the natural decay of uranium-238.
• Quantum Leap—Discover how electron location in orbitals corresponds to probability.

Complete for 24 students working in pairs.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Carbonless target sheet, eye-level, 12
Carbonless target sheet, waist-level, 12
Die, 4-sided polyhedral, 60
Die, 7/16", 60
Marbles, glass, 16 mm, 15
Radioactive decay cards, 6
Spectroscope, 6

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Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

HS-PS1.C: Nuclear Processes

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and system models
Energy and matter

Performance Expectations

HS-PS1-8. Develop models to illustrate the changes in the composition of the nucleus of the atom and the energy released during the processes of fission, fusion, and radioactive decay.