# Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics

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• Observations, Density, Physical Properties, Interdisciplinary, Measurements, Graphing, Error Analysis, Error Analysis | High School

### Lab: Graphing Density

In this lab, students will collect data and then use graphing to determine the density values of unknown metal samples.

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

### Lab: The Lovely Lava Lamp

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.

• Observations, Density, Inferences, Identifying an Unknown, Measurements, Scientific Method, Error Analysis | High School

### Lab: Colors of the Rainbow

In this lab, students will practice density calculations and put their calculations to test by creating their own density column.

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

### 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.

• Density, Physical Properties, Identifying an Unknown, Accuracy, Error Analysis | Middle School, High School

### 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.

• Periodic Table, Atoms, Model of the Atom, Valence Electrons, Subatomic Particles, Atomic Radius, Ionic Radius, Ionization Energy, Electrons, Ions | High School

### Activity: Periodic Trends I: Ionization Energy, Atomic Radius & Ionic Radius

In this simulation, students will investigate several periodic trends, including atomic radius, ionization energy and ionic radius. Through the use of this simulation students will have the opportunity to examine atomic data as well as visually compare and interact with select elements from the periodic table.

• Periodic Table, Atoms, Model of the Atom, Valence Electrons, Subatomic Particles, Atomic Radius, Ionic Radius, Electron Affinity, Electrons, Ions | High School

### Activity: Periodic Trends II: Electron Affinity, Atomic Radius, & Ionic Radius

In this simulation, students will focus their investigation on the electron affinity of an atom. Through the use of this simulation students will have the opportunity to examine the formation of an anion as well as compare the atomic radius of a neutral atom to the ionic radius of its anion.

• Periodic Table, Identifying an Unknown | High School

### Activity: Mendeleev's Cards

In this activity, students learn about periodic trends by organizing cards and then determining the information on a missing card.

• Periodic Table, Atomic Radius, Ionization Energy, Electron Affinity | High School

### Activity: Periodic Trends Investigation

In this activity, students investigate trends in atomic radius, electron affinity, and ionization energy using an online interactive periodic table.

• Periodic Table | High School

### Activity: Trends of the Periodic Table

In this activity, students will assemble a fictitious periodic table based on clues about the structure of the real periodic table.

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

### Lab: Periodic Table Trends

In this lesson, students will investigate trends of the periodic table.

• Observations, Separating Mixtures, Physical Properties, Intermolecular Forces, Polarity, Distillation, Cracking, Balancing Equations, Intermolecular Forces, Boiling Point | High School

### Lesson Plan: Fractional Distillation of Crude Oil

In this lesson, students will be introduced to simple distillation while expanding their knowledge of intermolecular forces. Once a simple distillation has been accomplished in the lab, students will then research the various products of fractional distillation of crude oil and report on one of those products.

• Introduction, Elements, Periodic Table, Identifying an Unknown | High School

### Activity: Make a Periodic Table

In this activity students use imaginary elements to create a periodic table based on the known properties of those elements.

• Physical Properties, Elements, History, Periodic Table, Atoms, Model of the Atom, Identifying an Unknown, Valence Electrons, Subatomic Particles, Atomic Radius, Ionic Radius, Ionization Energy, Electron Affinity, Chemical Properties, Electrons, Ions | High School

### Lesson Plan: The Periodic Table Unit Plan

The AACT high school classroom resource library and multimedia collection 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 using AACT resources that is designed to teach the Periodic Table to your students.

• Observations, Physical Properties, Chemical Change, Inferences, Periodic Table, Identifying an Unknown, Chemical Properties, Error Analysis | High School

### Lab: Metal, Non-Metal, or Metalloid

In this lab, students will classify several samples of elements as metals, nonmetals, or metalloid based on their physical and chemical properties.

• Introduction, Elements, History, Periodic Table | Middle School, High School

### Activity: Element Skit

In this activity, students will become familiar with the periodic table by creating a skit to explain an element’s symbol, atomic number, and atomic mass.

• Physical Properties, History, Periodic Table, Atoms, Model of the Atom, Isotopes, Electron Configuration, Valence Electrons, Atomic Mass, Subatomic Particles, Atomic Radius, Chemical Properties, Electrons, Orbitals | Middle School, High School

### Activity: Ptable.com Investigations

In this activity, students will use the online periodic table found at www.ptable.com to investigate a number of chemistry concepts. Students will use this online resource to explore information about the elements, including historical data, physical properties, periodic trends and more.

• Physical Properties, Periodic Table, Identifying an Unknown, Atomic Radius, Ionization Energy, Electronegativity | High School

### Activity: Mendeleev's Periodic Table

In this activity, students will use their knowledge of Periodic Trends to analyze and identify unknown elements and organize them correctly in the Periodic Table.

• Introduction, Periodic Table, Identifying an Unknown | High School

### Activity: Aliens Activity

In this activity, students organize alien cards into groups and periods following trends, similar to how the periodic table is put together.

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

### Activity: Planet P-10

In this activity, students will create a periodic table using orbital rules from a planet called P-10 and identify periodic trends and bonding rules.

• Observations, Separating Mixtures, Physical Properties, Physical Change, Mixtures | High School

### Lab: Distillation

In this lab, students complete a simple distillation lab separating water from cinnamon and food coloring.

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

### Lab: Metallic Breakfast

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

• Separating Mixtures, Physical Properties, Physical Change, Scientific Method, Mixtures, Experimental Design, Error Analysis | Middle School, High School

### Lab: Separation of a Mixture

In this lab, students devise their own method to separate a mixture of sand, salt, poppy seeds, and iron filings.

• Culminating Project | High School

### Activity: Video Project

In this activity, students will solve a multistep problem in a video so others can learn how to solve it.

• Culminating Project | High School

### Activity: Second Semester Projects

In this project, students will choose a topic and express their knowledge using a medium that they feel suits their style.