Students can make observations of a demonstration of the Piezo Popper Kit to understand local weather conditions (thunder and lightning). Students can use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.
Students can use the Piezo Popper Kit in an investigation to make observations and/or measurements of an object's motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.
Students can use the Piezo Popper Kit in an investigation to make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.
Students can use the Piezo Popper Kit in an investigation to ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.
DCI-4/PS1.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer.
Energy is present whenever there are moving objects, sound, light, or heat. When objects collide, energy can be transferred from one object to another, typically also transferred to the surrounding air; as a result, the air gets heated and sound produced.
Students can use the Piezo Popper Kit to develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.
Students can use the Piezo Popper Kit to design a project to construct, test, and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy by chemical processes.
Students can use the Piezo Popper Kit in an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object's motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.
Students can use the Piezo Popper Kit in an investigation to apply scientific principles to design, construct, and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy transfer.
DCI-MS/PS1.B: Chemical Reactions.
Some chemical reactions release energy, others store energy.
DCI-MS/ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions.
A solution needs to be tested, and then modified based on the test results in order to improve it.
Students can use the Piezo Popper Kit in an investigation to gather evidence to compare the structure of substances at the bulk scale to infer the strength of electrical forces between particles.
Students can use the Piezo Popper Kit to develop a model to illustrate that the release or absorption of energy from a chemical reaction system depends upon the changes in total bond energy.
Students can use the Piezo Popper Kit in an investigation as evidence to provide an explanation about the effects of changing the temperature or concentration of the reacting particles on the rate at which the reaction occurs.
Students can use the Piezo Popper Kit to make observations and communicate scientific information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of a material.
DCI-HS/PS1.B: Chemical Reactions.
Chemical processes, their rates, and whether or not energy is stored or released can be understood in terms of the collisions of the molecules and the rearrangements of the atoms into new molecules, with consequent changes in the sum of all bond energies in the set of molecules that ate matched by changes in kinetic energy.
DCI-HS/PS2.B: Types of Interactions.
Attraction and repulsion between electric charges at the atomic scale explain the structure, properties, a transformation of matter, as well as the contact forces between material objects.