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Explore the Lending Library

The Cornell Institute for Science Educators (CISE) Lending Library program serves as a repository for valuable science resources for middle school (grades 5-8) and high school (grades 9-12) teachers.

With 40 laboratory investigations and design experiences, the Library provides instructional material as well as equipment for a variety of topics in physics, biology, engineering and chemistry. CISE hosts annual workshops to provide training in a variety of these investigations. Once an educator has received either in-person or online training, they can borrow materials for use the classroom, free-of-charge!

Laboratory investigations, materials kits, and corresponding equipment from the CNS Institute for Physics Teachers (CIPT) previously funded by the National Science Foundation, and the Cornell Institute for Biology Teachers (CIBT) previously funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, are available through CISE for secondary science (grades 5-12) teachers.

The Cornell Center for Bright Beams provides material kits, design experiences, and online videos as part of the Science and Technology Educator Program and University Partnership (STEP UP!) program funded by the National Science foundation, and are available for middle school science, engineering and technology (grades 5-8) teachers.

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Case of the Missing
Diamond Maker

ENGINEERING/SCIENCE (GRD 5-8)
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Sensible Circuits

ENGINEERING/SCIENCE (GRD 5-8)
CENTER FOR BRIGHT BEAMS CONTRIBUTION
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Light Energy

ENGINEERING/SCIENCE (GRD 5-8)
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Electromagnets

ENGINEERING/SCIENCE (GRD 5-8)
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Notebook Circuits for Beginners

Engineering/Science (GRD 5-8)
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SolCycle

Engineering/Science (GRD 5-8)
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Atomic Force Microscopy

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Arecibo’s Giant Mirror

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Water Analogy to Electric Circuit

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Phantastic Photon & the LEDs

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Diffraction of Light and DNA

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Discovering Ohm’s Law

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Magnetic Force on a Wire with Current

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Exploring Wave Phenomena

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Clearly Colorful Thin Films

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Resonance in Transverse Waves

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Power to the People

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Graphing Lab

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Biocircuits

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Notebook Circuits

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Stunt Car Challenge!

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Physics of Rock Climbing

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Too Cool to Resist!

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Cloud Chamber

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Introduction to Oscilloscopes

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Communicating with Light

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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The Nature of Resistance

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Snap Crackle Pop!

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Double Pendulum

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Physics on a Guitar

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Measuring the Speed of Light

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Photovoltaic Cells

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Energy Conversion in a Light Bulb

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Foutan Board

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)
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Playing in Newton’s Lab

Physical Sciences (GRD 9-12)

Equipment Lending Library Request Form

You may reserve equipment for a one week period, beginning on a Monday ending on Friday. The kits will be delivered to you so that they arrive before your requested use date. You must ship the equipment to Cornell by the following Monday. Training is required before receiving lab equipment. Only one kit is allowed to be borrowed at a time. There is no charge for borrowing or shipping lab equipment. Questions? Email xraise@cornell.edu.

*To insure future NSF funding to support the Lending Library, we are asking all teachers to provide classroom demographic information. Please provide us with an approximate tally of the number of underrepresented minorities (African Americans, Latino/Hispanic, Native Americans...) and females in all of the classes where Xraise materials will be used.

National Science Foundation

Xraise is supported by the National Science Foundation award DMR-1332208.
CHESS is operated and managed for the National Science Foundation by Cornell University.