Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics


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  • 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.

  • Periodic Table, Elements, Matter, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, Observations, Identifying an Unknown | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Periodic Table Trends

    In this lab, students will investigate trends of the periodic table by examining samples of six elements. Students will use observations about the elements’ appearance, conductivity, and malleability to determine whether they are metals, nonmetals, or metalloids. They will also see how these elements, as well as two more in a teacher demo, react with water and use this information to make claims about reactivity patterns in the periodic table.

  • Elements, Model of the Atom, Periodic Table, Introduction, Atoms, Electrons | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Periodic Puzzler

    In this activity, students will learn about what makes up an atom and how important protons are in the placement of elements on the periodic table.

  • Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Observations | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Corrosion in Motion

    In this lab, students will expose metal samples to various solutions and observe the amount of corrosion of a period of time.

  • Exothermic & Endothermic, Physical Change, Heat, Temperature, Observations, Intermolecular Forces, Solute & Solvent, Saturated/Unsaturated/Supersaturated | High School, Middle School

    Lesson Plan: Particle Modeling of Hand Warmers

    In this lesson, students will create a particulate model of matter that explains energy changes and transfer during a physical process, such as the crystallization of a solid from a supersaturated solution.

  • Conservation of Mass, Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Observations | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Conservation of Mass

    In this lab, students perform three simple experiments, recording the mass of a substance before and after a reaction. They then explain how the law of conservation of mass was not violated, even if the mass changed.

  • Phase Changes, Physical Change, Observations, Temperature | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Condensation

    In this lab, students will explore the process of condensation. Students will investigate how water vapor condenses, and then they will conduct a comparison test to see if cooling water vapor has an effect on the rate of condensation.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Comparing Gas Density

    In this demonstration, students will observe a reaction between baking soda and vinegar in the presence of a variety of different heights of lit candles. The initial environment has plenty of oxygen present in order to sustain the candle’s flame; however the reaction will produce carbon dioxide which will cause the lit candles to extinguish in order of height. Students will analyze and compare the presence of the gases in the container and make determinations about the densities of each.

  • Observations | Middle School, Elementary School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Compare and Contrast

    In this activity, students will use their observation skills to compare and contrast two similar chemistry classroom scenes in order to identify the differences between the two.

  • Separating Mixtures, Density, Physical Change, Chemical Change, Mixtures, Intermolecular Forces, Intermolecular Forces | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Clean it Up!

    In this lab, students will consider and utilize various separation techniques to purify and reclaim used motor oil.

  • Solute & Solvent, Physical Change, Solubility | Middle School, High School

    Lab: Chemistree

    In this lab, students will prepare a solution to observe a physical change.

  • Chemical Change, Observations, Chemical Change, Reaction Rate, Interdisciplinary, Physical Change, Reaction Rate | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Chemical Weathering in Geology

    In this lab, students will explore the differences between erosion, weathering and chemical weathering. They will complete a lab experiment that simulates chemical weathering on 4 different types of rocks. They will also learn how to use the Mohs Hardness Test to analyze the results.

  • Balancing Equations, Chemical Change, Observations | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Chemical Reactions & Equations

    In this lesson, students will observe a series of reactions, make observations, and then write balanced chemical equations to chemically describe what they observed.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Check Activity

    In this activity, students develop a theory based on evidence they collect from (fake) cancelled checks to come up with a story of how they are related.

  • Separating Mixtures, Interdisciplinary, Separating Mixtures, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Mixtures, Mixtures | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Candy and Leaf Chromatography

    In this lab, students will learn that mixtures are created by the combination of two or more substances. Many colors are actually mixtures of several different pigments. Mixtures can be separated, and in this lab students will perform chromatography to separate mixtures found in candy and in leaves.

  • Atomic Spectra, Emission Spectrum, Emission Spectrum, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Interdisciplinary, Identifying an Unknown | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Build a Spectroscope

    In this lab, the students will make and use a spectroscope to identify the spectra within various types of light bulbs. The students will then develop an improved design for the spectroscope.

  • Chemical Change, Physical Change, Observations, Chemical Change, Interdisciplinary, Acid, Chemical Change | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Break It Down!

    In this lab, students will examine the physical and chemical changes that take place within a landfill by composting leftover fruits and vegetables from their lunches. They will also record pH and temperature measurements during the process.

  • Density, Dimensional Analysis, Review, Measurements, Accuracy, Accuracy, Experimental Design, Error Analysis | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Bowling Ball—Will it Sink or Float in Water?

    In this lab, students will find the density of a bowling ball to determine whether it will sink or float in water.

  • Inferences, Observations, Scientific Method | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Black Box

    In this activity, students will experience how scientists carry out a scientific investigation through inquiry.

  • Atoms, Subatomic Particles, Isotopes, Atomic Theory, History, Elements | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Atomic Structure RAFT

    In this activity, students choose from a number of activity options in order to best display their understanding of atomic structure. The RAFT model will be followed for this assignment, which means the students choose their assignment and may modify the assignment based on Role, Audience, Format, and Topic.

  • Model of the Atom, Periodic Table, Elements, Atomic Mass, Electrons, Atoms | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Augmented Reality and the Atomic Model

    In this project, students will first work with a partner to select a common element from the periodic table to research. They will create a video using iPods to present their research and they will access the Aurasma app on iPods to upload their video. Students will create a trigger image using a picture of the element from the periodic table. Secondly, the students will use the Aurasma App to scan a different element’s trigger image and will use information from another group’s video to construct a model that replicates the atomic structure for the selected element.

  • Mixtures, Physical Properties, Molecular Structure, Mixtures | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Analyzing Mixtures

    In this demonstration, the teacher will create a sequence of mixtures in a single test tube. Water, oil, food coloring and soap will be used in this demonstration to introduce the concepts of heterogeneous and homogeneous solutions as well as the idea of miscibility. Students will also have the opportunity to analyze the properties, such as surface tension of each component used.

  • Chemical Change, Identifying an Unknown, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, Chemical Change, Experimental Design, Scientific Method | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: As Easy as Pie

    In this lab, students will use chemical and physical properties to identify an unknown powder.

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