Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics


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  • Polarity, Physical Change, Intermolecular Forces, Intermolecular Forces, Physical Change, Matter | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Sandy Beaches—A Foray into ‘Magic’ Sand

    In this lesson, students will investigate the properties of magic sand and learn about the concept of hydrophobic and hydrophilic molecules. It also introduced students to the field of nanotechnology.

  • Polarity, Mixtures, Intermolecular Forces, Intermolecular Forces, Physical Properties, Observations, Mixtures | Middle School, Elementary School, High School

    Lab: Salad Dressing Science: Emulsions

    In this lab, students mix polar and nonpolar substances and then add various emulsifiers to encourage the mixing of the two substances. They use ingredients in salad dressing to relate science to real life scenarios.

  • Chemical Change, Density, Chemical Change, Density | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Demonstration: Fire Extinguisher

    In this demonstration, students will observe a chemical reaction, and see how the product can be used to extinguish a fire.

  • Lab Safety | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Lab Safety

    In this demonstration, students discuss laboratory safety and observe corn starch being ignited.

  • Review, Density | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Round Robin

    In this activity, students solve problems on a series of sheets shared in a group.The activity can be extended beyond the topics of temperature and density. This lesson accompanies an article in Chemistry Solutions.

  • Reaction Rate, Experimental Design, Scientific Method, Observations, Chemical Change | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Reaction Rate

    In this lab, students will explore factors that effect reaction rate and develop a general statement that describes how the factors (temperature, particle size, and concentration) effect the rate based on experimental data. This is an inquiry-based activity.

  • Density, Density, Observations, Inferences | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Qualitative Look at Gas Density

    In this demo, students witness three types of gases and observe their relative densities to air.

  • Acid, Mixtures, Acid Rain, Interdisciplinary, Chemical Properties | Middle School, Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Environmental Problems

    In this lesson, students are presented with an environmental problem to solve using important concepts of chemistry, which involves a lake with deteriorating water quality.

  • Periodic Table, History, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, Atoms, Model of the Atom, Atomic Radius, Subatomic Particles, Electrons, Valence Electrons, Electron Configuration, Orbitals , Isotopes, Atomic Mass | High School, Middle School

    Activity: Ptable.com Investigations

    In this activity, students will use the online periodic table found at www.ptable.com to investigate a number of chemistry concepts. Students will use this online resource to explore information about the elements, including historical data, physical properties, periodic trends and more.

  • Introduction, Observations, Interdisciplinary, Scientific Method | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Engineering Project

    In this activity, students work together in a small team in order to solve a problem and achieve a common goal. Students will need to work collaboratively in order to be successful. They will be required to communicate their ideas both verbally and in written form, assign duties, design and carry out a procedure in this activity. They will also be challenged with problem solving when/if their original plan fails.

  • Chemical Change, Conservation of Matter, Identifying an Unknown, Culminating Project, Elements | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Priestley Labs

    In this lab, students will identify an unknown gas based on experimental evidence.

  • Gas Laws, Matter, Density, Density, Temperature, Pressure, Volume, Graphing, Observations, Measurements | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Pressure Bottle

    In this lab, students determine the relationship between volume and pressure of a gas and its temperature and address the common misconception that air does not have mass or density.

  • Exothermic & Endothermic, Heat, Specific Heat, Temperature, Enthalpy, Calorimetry, Observations, Inferences | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Energy in Hot and Cold Packs

    In this demonstration, students will observe temperature changes in chemical hot and cold packs and discuss processes of endothermic and exothermic changes. They will also see that common household products can be used to make a hot and cold pack.

  • Exothermic & Endothermic, Physical Change, Temperature, Freezing Point, Boiling Point | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Energy

    In this demonstration, students will observe the exothermic and endothermic properties of state changes of substances with different freezing and boiling points.

  • Precipitate, Reactions & Stoichiometry, Solubility Rules, Balancing Equations, Chemical Change, Chemical Change | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Predicting Precipitates

    In this lab, students use solubility rules to predict which chemical reactions will produce precipitates.

  • Periodic Table, Introduction, Elements, History | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Element Skit

    In this activity, students will become familiar with the periodic table by creating a skit to explain an element’s symbol, atomic number, and atomic mass.

  • Elements, Periodic Table, Interdisciplinary, History, Atoms, Model of the Atom | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Project: Element Baby Book

    In this activity, students will “adopt” an element and create a baby book about their “new baby” while they research and learn about the element.

  • Electricity, Atoms, Electrons, Electrons, Culminating Project, Interdisciplinary | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Electrical Circuit Quiz Box

    In this activity, students will learn that the flow of electrons within a closed circuit make our lives easier. Students will construct a circuit quiz box that lights up when the correct question and answer are chosen.

  • Phase Changes, Sublimation, Physical Change, Density, Observations, Temperature | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Dry Ice

    In this lesson, students will investigate how dry ice undergoes a phase change from solid to gas, skipping the liquid phase under normal temperature and pressure.

  • Sublimation, Density, Observations | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Dry Ice (High School)

    In this lab, students perform several small experiments using dry ice and record their observations.

  • Polymers, Scientific Method, Physical Properties, Mixtures | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Polymer Investigation

    In this lab, students will follow the procedure for creating a polymer, flubber, which will be similar in consistency to Silly Putty. Students will then design an experiment to test a physical property of the flubber that they have created using the scientific method.

  • Heat, Specific Heat, Temperature, Experimental Design, Scientific Method, Physical Properties | High School, Middle School

    Lesson Plan: Designing & Engineering a Fast Defroster

    In this activity students use their understanding of energy transfer to “design a solution to a complex real-world problem, based on scientific knowledge, student-generated sources of evidence, prioritized criteria, and tradeoff considerations.”  And “evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem, based on scientific knowledge, student-generated sources of evidence, prioritized criteria, and tradeoff considerations.”  The real world problem is to help a cook who is trying to make a meal, but realizes some of the ingredients are frozen and must be thawed before he can begin.

  • Density, Error Analysis, Accuracy, Identifying an Unknown, Physical Properties | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Density Lab

    In this lab, students determine the density of several liquids and solids. They then identify an unknown metal by determining its density. They then calculate the percent error within the class for a specific sample.

  • Lab Safety, Culminating Project, Interdisciplinary | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Dangerous Goods Specialist

    In this activity, students will take on the role of a Dangerous Goods Specialist for a large chemical company. In this role, students will research a specific commercially available industrial chemical looking at both the properties of the compound as well as how can they safely ship the chemical to a buyer in a cost effective and timely manner.

  • Density, Observations, Interdisciplinary, Scientific Method | Middle School, Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Crush's Dilemma

    In this lab, students explore the concept of density. They will examine the density of a plastic sandwich bag compared to water. Students will create their own experiment and investigate factors that affect floating and sinking.

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