Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics


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  • Acid, pH, Indicators, Chemical Properties | Middle School

    Lab: Acid & Base

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

  • Culminating Project | Middle School, High School

    Activity: 24-7 Lecture

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

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

    Lab: Observing a Chemical Reaction

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

  • Observations, Phase Changes, Combustion | High School

    Lab: Observing a Candle

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

  • Observations | High School

    Demonstration: Observations vs. Inferences

    In this demonstration, students will learn the the difference between observation and inferences.

  • Separating Mixtures, Mixtures, Physical Change, Physical Change, Phase Changes, Introduction, Interdisciplinary, Distillation, Solute & Solvent, Mixture, Mixture | Elementary School

    Lesson Plan: Now I Can Drink the Water!

    In this lesson, students review important concepts of the water cycle and then design, test, and evaluate a working model of a desalination plant (a distiller).

  • History, Redox Reaction | High School

    Demonstration: Nitric Acid Acts Upon Copper

    In this demonstration, students will hear a story about Ira Remsen and watch a demonstration that recreates her first experiment reacting nitric acid with a copper penny.

  • Molecular Formula, History, Functional Groups | High School

    Activity: Napoleon's Buttons Writing Assignment

    In this activity, students read Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson’s book Napoleon’s Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History. They discuss the book in class and complete a written assignment based on the chemistry and history highlighted in the book.

  • Density, Melting Point, Inferences, Elements, Periodic Table, Matter, Chemical Properties | Elementary School

    Lesson Plan: Mystery Metals

    In this lesson, students will make measurements, calculations, and inferences to help solve a mystery about the identity of an unknown metal.

  • Observations, Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Acid, Chemical Change | Elementary School

    Lab: My Pennies

    In this lab, students will investigate how an acidic, vinegar based solution can help to get “dirty” pennies clean. Students will observe chemical change and investigate real-world connections to this lab.

  • Naming Compounds, Elements, Interdisciplinary, Atoms, Molecular Structure, Matter, Chemical Bond | Elementary School

    Lesson Plan: Modeling Molecules

    In this lesson, students explore the structure of matter by designing, building, comparing, and evaluating models of a variety of simple molecules.

  • Separating Mixtures, Percent Composition | 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.

  • Physical Properties, Periodic Table | 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.

  • Periodic Table | 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.

  • Periodic Table | 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.

  • Conservation of Mass, Matter | High School

    Lab: Matter Matters

    In this lesson, students will investigate the Law of Conservation of Mass.

  • Introduction, Measurements | High School

    Lab: Math and Measurement

    In this lab, students will practice introductory math skills that will be used in chemistry all year. This includes metric conversion, significant figures, scientific notation, dimensional analysis, density, percent error, accuracy and precision, as well as using lab equipment.

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

    Lab: Mass Percent

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

  • Conservation of Mass, Conservation of Mass, Measurements | Middle School, High School

    Lab: Mass & Change

    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.

  • Periodic Table | 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, Introduction, Interdisciplinary | Elementary School

    Activity: Magnificent Magnets

    In this activity, students will investigate the physical properties of magnetism.

  • Physical Change | Middle School, High School

    Activity: Magic Bubble

    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.

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

    Demonstration: Inflating a Balloon with Chemistry

    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 | High School, Middle School

    Demonstration: Density Tubes

    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.

  • Review, Culminating Project | Middle School, High School

    Project: 21st Century Elements

    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.

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