Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics


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  • Molecular Structure, Molecular Geometry, History, Periodic Table, Molecular Structure | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Phosphorous Video Mark as Favorite (9 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells the story of how phosphorus was at the center of the race to discover the structure of DNA.

  • Model of the Atom, Electrons, Electron Configuration, Quantum Numbers, Subatomic Particles, Periodic Table | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Animation: Orbitals Animation Mark as Favorite (133 Favorites)

    This animation explores the shapes of the 1s, 2s, 2p, 3s, 3p, 4s, and 3d orbitals and how they build up and overlap as each successive orbital is added. **This video has no audio**

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Mercury Video Mark as Favorite (12 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about Mercury.

  • Radioactive Isotopes, Radiation, Half Lives, History | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Marie Curie Video Mark as Favorite (26 Favorites)

    This video tells the story about Marie Curie, including her Nobel Prizes, radiation experiments, and discovery of new elements. Irene Curie is also mentioned.

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

    Video: Manganese Video Mark as Favorite (5 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about manganese.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Gallium Video Mark as Favorite (8 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about gallium.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Ernest Rutherford Video Mark as Favorite (64 Favorites)

    Rutherford's initial research was studying alpha particles, which he hypothesized were helium nuclei. With the help of Hans Geiger, Rutherford conducted the gold foil experiment, which justifies that the nucleus of an atom is a dense collection of protons and contains the majority of an atom’s mass. It also inferred that most of the atom is empty space and electrons are not located in the nucleus. He won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1908 for his studies on radioactive substances.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Dimitri Mendeleev Video Mark as Favorite (63 Favorites)

    This video tells the story of how Dimitri Mendeleev organized the periodic table, even leaving gaps to be filled in with elements that weren't yet discovered.

  • Density, Matter, Physical Properties, Measurements | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Animation: Density Animation Mark as Favorite (42 Favorites)

    This animation explores density on the particulate level. There are opportunities to make qualitative and quantitative comparisons between substances. **This video has no audio**

  • Periodic Table, History, Identifying an Unknown | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Cadmium Video Mark as Favorite (6 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about cadmium.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Hydrogen Video Mark as Favorite (9 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about hydrogen.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Astatine Video Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about astatine, the rarest element in the universe.

  • Periodic Table, History, Identifying an Unknown | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Arsenic Video Mark as Favorite (33 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about arsenic, a deadly element that was once referred to as the "Inheritance Powder".

  • Periodic Table, History, Radioactive Isotopes, Alpha/Beta/Gamma Decay | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Helium Video Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about helium.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Gold Video Mark as Favorite (10 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about gold.

  • Conservation of Mass, History, Observations, Measurements, SI Units | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Antoine Lavoisier Video Mark as Favorite (17 Favorites)

    This video tells the story of Antoine Lavoisier who many consider to be the father or modern chemistry. Lavoisier discovered oxygen and hydrogen and first proposed the Law of Conservation of Mass.

  • History, Physical Properties, Observations, Model of the Atom | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Video: Ancient Chemistry Video Mark as Favorite (65 Favorites)

    This video traces the history of chemistry from the discovery of fire, through the various metal ages, and finally to the great philosophers.

  • Mole Concept, Measurements, History, Ideal Gas, Gas Laws | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Amedeo Avogadro Video Mark as Favorite (42 Favorites)

    This video tells the story of Amedeo Avogadro, the scientist given credit for the mole concept, but who discovered other things in chemistry too.

  • Acid & Base Theories, Strong vs Weak, History | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Acid & Base Guys Video Mark as Favorite (55 Favorites)

    This video tells the story of how the definition of acids and bases has evolved from Lavoisier, to Arrhenius, Bronsted-Lowry, and Lewis.

  • Combustion, Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Density, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Density | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Liquid and Gas Burning Comparison Mark as Favorite (7 Favorites)

    In this demo, students will witness the burning of a substance in its gas and in its liquid states. They will carry out the demonstrations themselves, and compare the results of the two reactions.

  • Limiting Reactant, Stoichiometry, Dimensional Analysis, Mole Concept, Scientific Method | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Limiting Reactants in Brownies Mark as Favorite (23 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will investigate the idea of limiting reactant using a brownie recipe.

  • Periodic Table, Elements, Introduction, History, Atoms, Electrons, Subatomic Particles | Middle School, Elementary School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Writing Your Name using Chemical Element Symbols Mark as Favorite (22 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will use their creativity to spell their name (first or middle name and their last name) using chemical symbols of elements on the periodic table. For example, you can spell Yvonne using the symbols for yttrium (Y), vanadium (V), oxygen (O), nitrogen (N), and neon (Ne).

  • Limiting Reactant, Percent Yield, Stoichiometry, Balancing Equations, Measurements, Observations, Error Analysis, Separating Mixtures, Error Analysis, Dimensional Analysis, Mole Concept | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Limiting Reactant Lab Mark as Favorite (68 Favorites)

    In this lab, students react copper(II) chloride with aluminum to determine the limiting reactant. They then isolate one product to determine their percent yield.

  • Introduction, Interdisciplinary, Scientific Method | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Write the Methods Section Mark as Favorite (6 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will learn how to write and think like a scientist when they complete their lab write ups.

  • Limiting Reactant, Balancing Equations, Stoichiometry, Observations, Chemical Change | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Observing the Limiting Reactant Mark as Favorite (13 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will be introduced to the concept of limiting reactants by applying various literacy strategies to a one-page informational text and through a short demonstration (or lab). The reading and demo will help students create connections between the macroscopic, particulate, and symbolic representations of chemical reactions and limiting reactants.

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