Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics


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  • Dimensional Analysis, Mole Concept, Measurements, Density, Identifying an Unknown, Molar Mass | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Chemistry Composition Challenge Mark as Favorite (111 Favorites)

    In this inquiry based lab, students will design a method to solve three chemistry problems involving moles, molecules, and density.

  • Intermolecular Forces, Intermolecular Forces, Physical Change | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Intermolecular Forces & Physical Properties Mark as Favorite (63 Favorites)

    In this demonstration, students observe and compare the properties of surface tension, beading, evaporation, and miscibility for water and acetone.

  • Ionic Bonding, Naming Compounds, Polyatomic Ions | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Introduction to Naming and Formula Writing for Ionic Compounds Mark as Favorite (110 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will be introduced to ionic compound formulas and names. They will group prepared cut-outs to note similarities and differences among different classes of ionic compounds (i.e. binary and ternary, including metals with varying charges). The goal is not to be equipped to write names and formulas for ionic compounds, but to recognize trends in naming.

  • Electromagnetic Spectrum, Identifying an Unknown | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Color Matching Paint Video Mark as Favorite (13 Favorites)

    This video explains how technology, specifically focusing on spectrophotometry, can be used for paint matching. Students will learn how the spectrophotometer interacts with the spectrum of visible light in order to match or reproduce specific paint colors.

  • Ionic Bonding, Polyatomic Ions, Naming Compounds, Molecular Formula | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: What's in a Name? What's in a Glaze? Mark as Favorite (48 Favorites)

    In this lesson students will learn about some of the chemical compounds involved in the art of pottery by practicing naming and writing formulas for ionic compounds commonly found in components of glazes for ceramics.

  • Chemical Properties, Physical Properties, Mixtures | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: What is Paint? A Paint Investigation Mark as Favorite (16 Favorites)

    In this lesson students will investigate the components of paint. The students will research, organize, and prepare a presentation on the four main components of paint: pigments, binders, solvents, and additives. They will also propose a solution to an environmental issue caused by paint components. During the lesson, students will model how paint components interact at the molecular level.

  • Mixtures, Molecular Structure, Separating Mixtures, Solute & Solvent | High School

    Lesson Plan: What Type of Mixture is Paint? Mark as Favorite (16 Favorites)

    In this lesson students will use simple laboratory tests to characterize differences between solutions, colloids, and suspensions. They will then apply those tests to paints to classify them as specific types of mixtures.

  • Beer's Law, Concentration, Physical Properties | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Introduction to Color Mark as Favorite (18 Favorites)

    In this lesson students explore the properties related to color and how those properties vary with changes in concentration. This lesson introduces the use of a spectrophotometer to measure wavelength and absorbance in colored solutions as well as the use of Beer’s Law to determine an unknown concentration.

  • Radioactive Isotopes, Atomic Theory, History, Pros Cons of Nuclear Power, Radiation, Subatomic Particles | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Lise Meitner Video Questions Mark as Favorite (15 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will complete a short series of questions as they watch the Founders of Chemistry video about Lise Meitner. The video tells the story of Lise Meitner, a pioneering female scientist in the field of nuclear chemistry, who was denied a Nobel Prize but has an Element named in her honor.

  • Pros Cons of Nuclear Power, Radiation, Radioactive Isotopes, Atomic Theory, Atoms, History | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Lise Meitner Video Mark as Favorite (27 Favorites)

    This video tells the story of Lise Meitner, a pioneering female scientist in the field of nuclear chemistry, who was denied a Nobel Prize but has an Element named in her honor.

  • Periodic Table, Elements, History, Subatomic Particles, Atomic Mass, Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding | Middle School, High School

    Project: Exploring Elements Mark as Favorite (40 Favorites)

    In this project, students will select an element and then use Ptable.com to explore aspects of the element including its periodicity, electron configuration, history, and uses in industry.

  • Periodic Table, Electronegativity, VSEPR Theory, Polarity, Molecular Structure | High School

    Activity: Making Connections between Electronegativity, Molecular Shape, and Polarity Mark as Favorite (69 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will find the electronegativity values of a variety of elements, draw the Lewis structures of select molecules that are made with those elements, and identify the molecular shape of each molecule. Students will then be asked to determine if the molecules are polar or nonpolar based on the electronegativity values of the atoms and the molecular shape. Students will use Ptable.com to find information about atoms and molecules and connect what they find to observable properties.

  • Classification of Reactions, Chemical Change, Catalysts, Observations | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Catalyst in Motion Mark as Favorite (17 Favorites)

    This demonstration allows students to visualize how a catalyst can impact a chemical reaction. Students will also identify the products of a decomposition reaction, as well as determine if the reaction was endothermic or exothermic based on their observations.

  • Physical Change | High School

    Activity: Magic Bubble (High School) Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will create and interpret particle diagrams that represent elements and compounds at the molecular level. They will also describe the process of dissolving and create particle diagrams that represent mixtures at the molecular level.

  • Indicators, Interdisciplinary | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Exhaling Acid Mark as Favorite (31 Favorites)

    In this lab students will observe how increased carbon dioxide levels lead to a build-up of acidic conditions.

  • Periodic Table, Elements | Middle School, High School

    Activity: Periodic Table of Mistakes Mark as Favorite (81 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will examine a periodic table that contains 25 mistakes. Students will be tasked with comparing the Periodic Table of Mistakes to a real periodic table in order to determine what mistakes are present. This activity provides an opportunity for students to become more familiar with the periodic table, including element names, symbols and placement, as well as trends in atomic mass.

  • Review, Culminating Project | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Project: Icosahedron! Mark as Favorite (27 Favorites)

    In this project, students will create an icosahedron, a twenty sided ball, to present information about a topic. The icosahedron can be used for any topic that would require the allocation and presentation of material.

  • Density, Measurements | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Can it Float? Mark as Favorite (19 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will investigate the relationships between mass, volume, density and buoyancy in common objects. Students will be tasked with determining the volume of a variety of objects as well as interpreting the meaning of their buoyancy in water.

  • Physical Properties, Observations | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Abe Goes Swimming Mark as Favorite (13 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will investigate surface tension by comparing the number of liquid drops of water and of alcohol that can be held on the surface of a penny. An optional opportunity to investigate surfactants is also provided.

  • Scientific Method, Observations, Inferences, Intermolecular Forces, Mixtures | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Magic Milk Mark as Favorite (48 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will investigate the addition of detergent to a mixture of whole milk and food coloring. Students will attempt to explain the cause of their observations. Also, students will have the opportunity to manipulate the experiment and determine how other variables may impact the results.

  • Atomic Theory, Model of the Atom, Subatomic Particles, History | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Project: The Scientists Behind the Atom Mark as Favorite (89 Favorites)

    In this project, students will create a digital (or paper) book about the scientists who contributed to our understanding of the atom.

  • Electron Configuration, Electrons, Valence Electrons, Periodic Table, Orbitals | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Electron Configuration and the Periodic Table Mark as Favorite (108 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will learn how the periodic table can be used to predict the electron configuration of an atom and, thus, better predict the reactivity of an atom.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Chemistry in a Bag Mark as Favorite (81 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will observe and identify chemical and physical changes contained inside a plastic bag. Students will also use this lab to understand the Law of Conservation of Mass.

  • Indicators, Identifying an Unknown | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Indicators of Acids and Bases Mark as Favorite (28 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will use various indicators to identify unknown (clear) solutions as acidic, basic, or neutral.

  • Scientific Method, Observations | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Is it Real Science or Pseudoscience? Mark as Favorite (33 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will deepen their knowledge of the scientific method by learning how to determine if researched information is valid and if it should be used for gaining or furthering our scientific knowledge. Students will view the documentary “Mermaids: The Body Found”, a pseudo-documentary that was later reported to be a hoax by the Discovery Channel. They will then use a “Baloney Detection Kit” to analyze the authenticity of information presented through different media as scientific fact.

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