Learning Science at a High School Level

The Launch level of Science Unlocked is appropriate for most students eighth through twelfth grade. The learning experiences in these kits often ask students to grasp abstract concepts, use advanced reasoning, and do more reading and writing than at the Accelerate level. Launch level activities are still engaging, with significant hands-on content, so that students can experience science for themselves while maintaining a high level of rigor.

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Everything You Need in One Box

Each Kit Includes
  • Hands-on learning activities for real world science application
  • Step-by-step experiment processes and materials
  • Teachers Guide
  • Reading passages
  • Student assessments
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Launch Biology Bundle

$475.00  $429.99

Explore the nine Launch-level kits included

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Ancient Organisms

Understand the Past to Understand the Present

Design and carry out investigations to discover the intricacies of fossils and how they are used to understand ancient and modern organisms.
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Game of Survival

Populations Under Pressure

Play the survival game to learn about natural selection and explore examples from each class of animals.
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Unintended Consequences

Effectiveness of Ecosystem Services

Test impacts of compaction on cliff plants, simulate ecosystem services of mangroves, and study invasive and non-native species in your community.

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Breathing Without Air

Flow of Energy and Matter in Respiration

Learn how energy and matter cycle through organisms and ecosystems during respiration, with and without oxygen.
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Revenge of the Synth

The Biochemistry of Photosynthesis

Connect biological structures to the chemical processes of photosynthesis and uncover unusual organisms that photosynthesize.
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Chasing Equilibrium

Osmosis and Diffusion

Conduct a series of hands-on activities to learn the details of the mechanisms that keep your body regulated.

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Cats and Chromosomes

The Genetic Basis of Unique Traits

Explore how genetics impact growth of organisms by working through Punnett squares, pedigrees of cats and ethical implications.
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Crack the Code

Solving Medical Mysteries

A mystery can be solved with the right tools. Become immersed in genetics and DNA to solve a disease mystery.
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Flashy Feathers

Biological Populations Changing Over Time

Play a game, investigate seeds, grow plants, and raise an ant farm to discover the intricacies of heritable traits.

Launch Chemistry Bundle

$560.00  $499.99

Explore the nine Launch-level kits included

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Rate of Reaction

The Speed of Chemical Change

Discover what affects the speed of chemical reactions by changing factors to make reactants become products faster or slower.
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Naturally Nuclear

Radioactivity, Reactors, and Reactions

Make hand warmers to compare energy released by chemical and nuclear reactions and learn about natural and human-made nuclear reactors.
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Reaction Rainbow

Acids, Bases, and Chemical Change

Make a reaction rainbow to study reactions of acids and bases, and solve problems related to pH of solutions.

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Super Cool

Crystalline Structures and Phase Changes

Discover the relationship between crystalline structure and phase changes through memorable chemistry activities.
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The Material World

Chemical Structures and Physical Properties

Get up close with some interesting materials to learn how their physical properties are determined by particle-level chemical structures.
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Salty States

Phase Changes and Particle Interactions

Investigate to determine the effect of salt on phase changes and observe interactions between molecules.

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Good to Glow

Atomic Structure and Chemical Reactions

Experiment with chemicals, fire, and light to explore the connection between elemental properties, chemical bonding, and chemical reactions.
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The Mighty Mole

Mass Relationships You Can Count On

Inflate balloons, hydrate silica, and chew bubblegum to convert between moles, mass, and particles with ease!
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Atoms and Angles

Electrical Attraction and Repulsion in Molecules

You won’t be repulsed by this active exploration of the forces within and among molecules that determine structure and chemical behavior.

Launch Earth & Space Bundle

$485.00  $439.99

Explore the nine Launch-level kits included

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Danger Zone

Human Impacts and Climate Change

Investigate the challenging problem of climate change and how it connects people and living things around the world.
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Working With Watersheds

Human Impact on Natural Resources

Model relationships between humans, watersheds, and natural resources to learn how people affect ecosystems, biodiversity, and human health.
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Going in Circles

Cycling Matter Through Earth’s Systems

Follow carbon through the carbon cycle, water cycle, nitrogen cycle, phosphorus cycle, and rock cycle.
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Reducing Reliance on Rarity

Technological Devices and Natural Resources

Discover how technology development relates to our environment by testing how materials from the Earth are used in technology.

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Reading the Rocks

Digging Into Earth’s Oldest Mysteries

Learn how geologists decipher clues hidden in rock layers, how those layers form, and see how oxidation can solve puzzles of the past..
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Unusual Structures

How Erosion and Weathering Change Landscapes

Build, grind, and wash away dirt and rocks to discover the fascinating effects of erosion and weathering.
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Restless Rocks

Earth’s Interior and Plate Tectonics

Use models of Earth's interior and the ocean floor to explore how earthquakes, volcanoes, and island formation are connected.

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Searching the Sky

Movement in the Solar System

Uncover the secrets of the Solar System by using ancient calendars and observations of planets, stars, and more.
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Secret Lives of Stars

Observing Stars and Galaxies From Earth

Use magnetism to affect electricity, view colorful spectra, and expand a balloon to find out how stars form, release energy, and change.

Launch Physics Bundle

$500.00  $459.99

Explore the nine Launch-level kits included

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Transformers

Energy in Disguise

Energy can’t be created or destroyed, but you can design, build, and test devices to convert it from one form to another!
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Magnetize Me

Connections Between Magnetism and Electricity

Perform investigations involving magnetism and electricity to learn how magnetic force, voltage, current, and resistance are connected.
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UV Defenders

Protecting Against Electromagnetic Radiation

Explore the impacts of electromagnetic radiation and engage in memorable physics activities using UV color changing beads.
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Trick of the Light

Lenses, Mirrors, and Illusions

Discover refraction and reflection by testing mirrors and lenses, making optical illusions, and comparing digital and analog transmissions.

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Newton's Notions

Understanding Newton’s Laws of Motion

Get hands-on with Newton’s three laws of motion, exploring concepts like inertia, acceleration, and reaction forces.
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Project Projectile

Motion in Two Dimensions

Hit the mark with this physics kit that aims to help students understand the laws of one-dimensional and two-dimensional motion.
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Gravity of the Situation

Gravitational Forces from Planets to Particles

Explore how objects in space stay in orbit, how they escape orbit, and how the force of gravity is related to the forces within atoms.
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In Perfect Harmony

Patterns of Motion in Springs, Pendulums, and More

Explore natural patterns of harmonic motion through springs, pendulums, cyclical patterns, balanced forces, and unbalanced forces.

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Martian Impact

Analyzing Forces with Accurate Measurements

Learn how measurements and conversions help scientists and engineers design technological solutions to problems in physics.
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