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Materials for Lessons C-1 through C-7

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      All Inclusive Materials List
      (Lessons C-1 through C-7)

      Note: These lists do not include photographs, or diagrams that may be called for in presenting the lesson. These may be found online by Googling under the terms given in the text. Eventually, url’s for such photographs and diagrams will be provided under each individual lesson under the tag, enhancements. Your help in providing these will be appreciated.

      All lessons should involve students in taking notes and/or making diagrams according to their abilities. Therefore, always equipping them with suitable paper/notebooks and writing instruments is assumed.

      C-1. Concepts of Energy I: Making Things Go

      Part 1
      1 Candle (a birthday candle, or any candle)
      1 Fine tipped Sharpie™ (or any pen or marker to label cards)
      1 Matches or lighter
      20 Index cards (3×5 index cards, you will need about 20)
      Part 2
      No materials needed
      Part 3
      1 lamp

      C-2. Sound, Vibrations, and Energy

      Part 1
      1 Bowl (to hold water and demonstrate tuning fork waves)
      Water (enough to put in bowl and lower tuning fork into)
      1 Thumb harp (OPTIONAL, the idea is to present a variety of instruments)
      5 Rubber bands (of different sizes)
      1 Tuning fork
      1 Guitar (or any stringed instrument)
      1 Cowbell (or any type bell one strikes to make sound)
      1 Xylophone (OPTIONAL, the idea is to present a variety of instruments)
      Part 2
      1 Strip of molding (3-4′ long with a groove to create a ramp that marbles roll down)
      5 Marbles (need to be able to roll marbles down groove in molding)
      1 Table (any table to tap on)
      1 Dog whistle (OPTIONAL)
      1 Flute (OPTIONAL, or a recorder or whistle)

      C-3. Concepts of Energy II: Kinetic and Potential Energy and the Flow of Energy
      Part 1
      String (to create pendulum)
      1 Cube-shaped, toy building block (OPTIONAL, to roll down the ramp)
      1 Ramp (any broad flat surface on an angle so that things can be rolled or slid down)
      1 Ball (any ball to roll down the ramp)
      1 Pendulum (any weight on the end of a string attached to the edge of a table where it will swing freely)
      1 Spring-powered toy (such as a wind-up car, clock or other wind-up toy)
      1 Rubber band (any type or size to shoot)
      1 Accurate scale or triple beam balance (OPTIONAL)
      1 Rubber party balloon (any type or size)
      1 Toy (any toy to slide or roll down the ramp)
      1 Table (or something to attach pendulum to so it can swing freely)
      Part 2 
No materials needed
      Part 3 
No materials needed

      C-3A, Energy and Force
      Part 1
      Sugar (5 pound bag of sugar, or any similar weight bag of anything)
      1 Spring scale (to measure pulls and pushes)
      1 Ball (soccer ball, or same ball(s) as used in C-3)
      1 Spring-powered toy
      1 Rubber band (any type or size)
      1 Rubber party balloon (any type or size)
      1 Lifting scale (OPTIONAL)
      Part 2
      1 Toy building sticks (attachable stick sets to build a model structure, or toothpicks/popsicle sticks and glue)
      1 Ball (any ball to toss in air)
      1 Bean bag toss toy
      Rope (OPTIONAL, long enough to demonstrate tug of war)
      Part 3
      1 Magnet (any type)
      1 Wind-up clock (or wind-up toy, in which student can see the spring and gears is ideal)
      1 Ball (baseball, softball, or other ball to hit with bat)
      1 Rubber party balloon
      3 Metal paper clips (or any metal object to demonstrate magnetic force)
      1 Baseball bat

      C-4. Concepts of Energy III: Distinguishing Between Matter and Energy
      Part 1
      1 Flashlight
      1 Bowl (deep enough to demonstrate inverted drinking glass in water)
      1 Lamp
      Water (enough to fill bowl to submerge inverted drinking glass in)
      2 Batteries (any batteries to put in any flashlight to demonstrate no change in size or weight after drained)
      1 Drinking glass (to submerge face down in bowl of water)
      1 Cube-shaped, toy building block (or any object to represent solid)
      1 Spring-powered toy (to represent kinetic energy)
      1 Rubber band (to represent kinetic energy)
      1 Accurate scale or triple beam balance
      1 Rubber party balloon (to represent gas)

      C-5. Inertia
      Part 1
      1 Bowl (any bowl to serve as receptacle for dropped bean bag toss toys)
      Water (enough to put in glass for paper yank)
      1 Ice cube
      1 Drinking glass (any glass to fill with water and place paper under to yank out)
      1 Ball (small sized, such as a golf ball)
      1 Tray (any tray with a rim)
      1 Cookie sheet (any cookie sheet to place ice cube on)
      1 Paper (any piece of paper to put under glass of water and yank)
      5 Bean bag toss toys (or lumps of play dough/clay, to drop in bowl while in motion)
      Part 2 No materials needed

      C-6. Friction
      Part 1
      1 Protractor (OPTIONAL, if student ready to measure steepness of ramp)
      1 Ice cube (to slide down ramp)
      1 Wood block (to slide down ramp)
      1 Plastic block (to slide down ramp)
      4 Books (of various size to slide down ramp)
      1 Chalkboard eraser (to slide down ramp)
      1 Rubber eraser (to slide down ramp)
      1 Ramp (3-6′ piece of plywood propped up is ideal, placed at an angle steep enough so things will slide, with room to slide items side by side)
      1 Dish (plastic dish to slide down ramp)
      Part 2
      1 Protractor (OPTIONAL, if student ready to measure steepness of ramp)
      1 Fine tipped Sharpie™ (or any similar type marker)
      1 Wheel (an actual wheel 6-12″ in diameter, or a disc about 8″ in diameter cut from a cardboard box)
      1 A race of ball bearings (OPTIONAL, or view pictures of them)
      3 Wood blocks (1 to slide down ramp, and OPTIONAL 2 to rub together, without and then with oil or butter
      1 Plastic block (to slide down ramp)
      1 Chalkboard eraser (to slide down ramp)
      1 Rubber eraser (to slide down ramp)
      1 Marble (to roll down the ramp)
      1 Ramp (as used in Part 1, 3-6′ piece of plywood propped up is ideal, placed at an angle steep enough so things will slide, with room to slide items side by side)
      3 Balls (various small sized balls such as golf, tenniw and ping pong to roll down ramp)
      1 Table (large enough to place and turn wheel on)
      1 Dish (plastic dish to slide down ramp)
      1 Roller skates (OPTIONAL, to view ball bearings)
      1 WD-40 oil (OPTIONAL, any type lubricating oil)
      Part 3
      1 Wood block (to rub on cloth or table, to feel heat)
      1 Table (any table if needed to rub block on, or clothing will work)
      Part 4 
No materials needed

      C-7. Push Pushes Back
      Part 1 
Vinegar (OPTIONAL, for soda bottle rocket, white vinegar is best, a few cups)
      Baking soda (OPTIONAL, for soda bottle rocket, a few tablespoons)
      1 Sewing needle (OPTIONAL, for soda bottle rocket, or a pin to make hole in balloon)
      Plastic wrap (OPTIONAL, to wrap baking soda in for “time-release” in soda bottle rocket)
      1 Fine tipped Sharpie™ (OPTIONAL, for soda bottle rocket, to mark where hole is in balloon)
      Water (OPTIONAL, for soda bottle rocket, a few cups)
      1 Rubber band (OPTIONAL, for soda bottle rocket, to attach balloon to top)
      1 Empty plastic soda bottle (OPTIONAL, for soda bottle rocket, two-liter best)
      2 Rubber party balloons (1 balloon is OPTIONAL, to cut up for soda bottle rocket cover)

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