Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics


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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Check Activity Mark as Favorite (13 Favorites)

    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, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Mixtures, Mixtures | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Candy and Leaf Chromatography Mark as Favorite (12 Favorites)

    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 Mark as Favorite (23 Favorites)

    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, Chemical Change | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Break It Down! Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

    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? Mark as Favorite (7 Favorites)

    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 Mark as Favorite (3 Favorites)

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

  • 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 Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

    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.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Atomic Structure RAFT Mark as Favorite (28 Favorites)

    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.

  • 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 Mark as Favorite (57 Favorites)

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

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Analyzing Mixtures Mark as Favorite (34 Favorites)

    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, Classification of Reactions, Oxidation, Reduction, Redox Reaction, Electrons, Electron Transfer, Observations, Inferences, Chemical Change | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: One Tube Reaction Mark as Favorite (5 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will observe a chemical change involving oxidation and reduction.

  • Indicators, Chemical Properties | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Acid & Base Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

    In this lab, students are given four unknown liquids and must identify whether they are acids or bases.

  • Culminating Project | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: 24-7 Lecture Mark as Favorite (5 Favorites)

    In this activity, students must demonstrate their understanding of a topic by making a 24 second video and summarizing the concept in seven words.

  • Chemical Change, Observations, Exothermic & Endothermic, Temperature, Chemical Change, Physical Change, Physical Properties | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Observing a Chemical Reaction Mark as Favorite (23 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will practice making careful observations and measurements while witnessing a chemical change.

  • Observations, Combustion, Phase Changes, Experimental Design, Scientific Method | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Observing a Candle Mark as Favorite (15 Favorites)

    In this lab, students accumulate observations of a candle including a look at the combustion reaction's reactants and products.

  • Molecular Motion, Heat, Phase Changes, Melting Point, Heating Curve, Freezing Point, Temperature, Graphing | High School, Middle School

    Lesson Plan: Modeling the Melting of Ice Mark as Favorite (32 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will create a particulate model of matter that explains energy changes and transfer during a phase change.

  • Separating Mixtures, Percent Composition, Mixtures, Interdisciplinary, Measurements | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Metallic Breakfast Mark as Favorite (7 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will separate iron filings from iron-fortified breakfast cereals. Students will use the recorded data to conduct percent composition calculations.

  • Percent Composition, Scientific Method, Introduction, Percent Composition | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Mass Percent Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will develop a theory of how to calculate percent composition.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Mass & Change Mark as Favorite (14 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will use unified particle pictures of solid, liquid, and gas to explain the law of conservation of mass after carrying out various experiments.

  • Physical Change, Mixtures, Observations | High School, Middle School

    Activity: Magic Bubble Mark as Favorite (6 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.

  • Chemical Change, Observations, Acids & Bases, Chemical Change, Mixtures | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Demonstration: Inflating a Balloon with Chemistry Mark as Favorite (27 Favorites)

    In this demonstration, the teacher will perform a reaction between acetic acid (vinegar) and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) in order to inflate a balloon and to introduce the concept of a chemical reaction to students. Students will observe the reaction, and identify indicators of chemical change as well as discuss the different types of matter that are involved.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Density Tubes Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

    In this demonstration, students will have the opportunity to observe and analyze the density of a solution. Students will interpret their observations as they compare the density of the solution with plastic components.

  • Molecular Formula, Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Molecular Geometry, Naming Compounds, Lewis Structures, Periodic Table, Valence Electrons, Lewis Dot Diagrams, Ions, Subatomic Particles | High School, Middle School

    Simulation: Ionic & Covalent Bonding Mark as Favorite (152 Favorites)

    In the September 2016 simulation, students investigate both ionic and covalent bonding. Students will have the opportunity to interact with many possible combinations of atoms and will be tasked with determining the type of bond and the number of atom needed to form each. Students will become familiar with the molecular formula, as well as the naming system for each type of bond and geometric shape, when applicable.

  • Culminating Project, Review, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, Periodic Table, History, Interdisciplinary, Electron Configuration, Subatomic Particles, Isotopes, Atomic Mass | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Project: 21st Century Elements Mark as Favorite (37 Favorites)

    In this project, students will learn the importance of the elements in our lives. The students will research one chosen element and create a website, a digital comic strip, or a video to explain the important properties of the element as well as why the element is so important to our lives.

  • Molecular Motion, Density, Physical Properties, Density, Gas Laws, Ideal Gas, Temperature, Pressure, Volume | Middle School, High School

    Simulation: Density Mark as Favorite (13 Favorites)

    The simulation for the September 2015 issue allows students to investigate the effect of changing variables on both the volume and the density of a solid, a liquid, and a gas sample. Students will analyze the different states of matter at the particle level as well as quantitatively.

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