Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics


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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Indicators of Acids and Bases Mark as Favorite (29 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 (13 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.

  • Concentration, Mixtures, Interdisciplinary, Scientific Method, Measurements | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Effect of Salt Concentration on Plants Mark as Favorite (9 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will observe how salt concentration can affect the structure of a potato tuber.

  • Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Physical Properties | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: You Light Up My Life! Mark as Favorite (119 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will participate in a guided inquiry in which they will test different physical properties, such as conductivity and solubility of given samples. This lab can be used to introduce ionic, covalent and metallic bonds as well as their properties. This lab should help students make connections between the types of bonds, differentiate between them, as well as help to better understand the nomenclature of ionic and covalent compounds.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: What Makes Water So Special? Mark as Favorite (49 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will become familiar with the special properties of water by completing several activities that investigate the following physical properties/phenomena: cohesion, adhesion, surface tension, and capillary action.

  • Measurements, Dimensional Analysis, SI Units, Percent Composition, Scientific Notation, Significant Figures, Accuracy, Density | High School

    Lesson Plan: Chemical Measurement Unit Plan Mark as Favorite (102 Favorites)

    The AACT High School Classroom Resource library has everything you need to put together a unit plan for your classroom: lessons, activities, labs, projects, videos, simulations, and animations. We constructed a unit plan for introducing concepts student need to collect and use chemical measurements: Percent Composition, Metric Units, Accuracy and Precision, Percent Error, Density, Scientific Notation, Significant Figures, and Unit Conversion. This unit is designed to be used at beginning of the school year and modified based on student math abilities.

  • Molecular Structure , Molecular Structure, Molecular Formula, Naming Compounds, Chemical Bond, Interdisciplinary, Introduction | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Modeling Carbohydrates Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will identify that organic compounds contain carbon and other elements such as hydrogen and oxygen. They will investigate the structure of different organic and inorganic compounds and model several molecules, including a carbohydrate molecule. They will use their models to help understand how larger molecules are broken down into smaller molecules.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Chemical and Physical Changes Mark as Favorite (70 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will observe and analyze a number of examples in order to determine if a chemical or physical change occurred.

  • Conservation of Mass, Chemical Change, Interdisciplinary, Culminating Project, Phase Changes, Chemical Change | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Project: Law of Conservation of Mass Comic Strip Mark as Favorite (24 Favorites)

    In this project, students will work in groups to create a comic strip that illustrates understanding of the law of conservation of mass.

  • Conservation of Mass, Observations, Inferences, Matter, Error Analysis | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Investigating Mass Change Mark as Favorite (15 Favorites)

    In this lab, students perform seven different investigations in order to develop an understanding of conservation of mass.

  • Significant Figures, Measurements, Accuracy, Density, Accuracy, Error Analysis, Error Analysis | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Significant Figures and Lab Data Mark as Favorite (91 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will use laboratory equipment of different precision to collect data for several different metals, and then use the data to calculate the density of each. They will then compare their calculated densities to accepted values and determine the combination of equipment that leads to the most accurate calculation of density.

  • Density, Observations, Chemical Change, Physical Change, Balancing Equations, Chemical Change, Mixtures | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: The Lovely Lava Lamp Mark as Favorite (37 Favorites)

    In this lab, students add food coloring to a mixture of oil and water and record their observations. They then add an Alka-Seltzer tablet, record their observations and answer a series of questions about the chemical and physical changes that took place.

  • Reaction Rate, Graphing, Temperature, Concentration | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Starch-Iodine Clock Reaction Mark as Favorite (58 Favorites)

    In this lab, students perform an iodine clock reaction to determine how concentration and temperature effect the reaction rate.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Energy Mark as Favorite (7 Favorites)

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

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Spectral Detective Mark as Favorite (32 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will use a spectroscope to view the atomic spectra of various unknown elements. Using their collected data in combination with known atomic spectra, they will identify the chemical elements.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Niels Bohr Video Mark as Favorite (61 Favorites)

    This video tells the story of Niels Bohr, a great scientist who redefined how we think about atoms and the electron. Bohr’s model of the atom helped to advance understanding of subatomic particles, and holds an important place in the history and development of the atomic theory.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Mystery Elements Mark as Favorite (66 Favorites)

    The students will work in cooperative groups to construct Bohr models of "mystery" elements and record missing information about each element. Students will also create a new "mystery" element card for a classmate to analyze and determine its identity.

  • Culminating Project, Interdisciplinary, History, Renewable Energy | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Project: Understanding Renewable Energy Mark as Favorite (4 Favorites)

    In this project, students will conduct research in order to become an “expert” on a specific type of renewable energy source. Students will produce a media presentation and a poster board as well as participate in a symposium focused on renewable energy sources.

  • Periodic Table, History | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Aluminum Video Mark as Favorite (3 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about aluminum.

  • Model of the Atom, Periodic Table, Subatomic Particles, Electrons, Valence Electrons, Ions | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Sweet Model of the Atom Mark as Favorite (58 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will use different candies to represent electrons, protons, and neutrons to gain a better understanding of atoms, ions, and isotopes.

  • Interdisciplinary | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Forensic Chemistry Crossword Mark as Favorite (5 Favorites)

    In this activity, students are challenged to solve forensic chemistry themed clues in order to complete a crossword puzzle.

  • Activity Series, Chemical Change, Oxidation, Reduction, Net Ionic Equation, Redox Reaction, Observations | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Fine Art of Redox Mark as Favorite (24 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will practice writing and balancing redox reactions and use the activity series to verify the outcome of a chemical reaction.

  • Periodic Table, Orbitals , Electrons, Electron Configuration, Atomic Radius, Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Planet P-10 Mark as Favorite (35 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will create a periodic table using the unusual orbital rules elements follow on an imaginary planet called P-10 and identify periodic trends.

  • Physical Properties, Observations, Experimental Design, Scientific Method | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Not Breaking Up is Hard to Do: the Properties of Glass Mark as Favorite (18 Favorites)

    In this lesson students will learn about the properties of glass, and relate those properties to the new engineering design of glass in a car.

  • Molecular Formula, History, Covalent Bonding, Molecular Structure, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Molecule of the Week Mark as Favorite (36 Favorites)

    In this activity, students research and present a molecule they find relevant to real life, either in the past or present. They must submit notes to the teacher the day before they present their findings in five to 10 minutes to their chemistry class.

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