Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics


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  • Conservation of Mass, Conservation of Matter, Chemical Change, Classification of Reactions, Percent Yield, Balancing Equations, Error Analysis, Accuracy, Chemical Change, Chemical Properties, Conservation of Mass, Conservation of Matter, Observations, Separating Mixtures | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Reactions of Copper

    In this lab, students will convert copper metal into different copper compounds and then back to copper to illustrate conservation of matter.

  • Gas Laws, Pressure, Volume, Temperature, Graphing | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Exploring Gases

    In this lab, students will investigate the relationship between the variables of temperature, volume and pressure. Students will engage in three lab station activities that each demonstrate a particular gas law. Students will interpret the results, graph data points and relate given data sets to each of the three gas laws.

  • Reaction Rate, Experimental Design, Scientific Method, Observations, Chemical Change | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Reaction Rate

    In this lab, students will explore factors that effect reaction rate and develop a general statement that describes how the factors (temperature, particle size, and concentration) effect the rate based on experimental data. This is an inquiry-based activity.

  • Chemical Change, Activity Series, Redox Reaction, Electrons, Electron Transfer, Reduction, Oxidation, Half Reactions, Galvanic Cells, Observations, Chemical Change | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Exploring Automotive Corrosion

    In this lesson students will investigate the galvanic corrosion that can occur when different metals come in contact with each other in modern cars.

  • Introduction, Interdisciplinary, Scientific Method, Experimental Design | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Experimental Design using Science and Engineering Practices

    In this activity, students will read a short story about an experiment that was conducted about an everyday question. Then the student will decide if and how the experimenter followed the scientific method. Then they will consider their own everyday questions and propose a way to answer them experimentally.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Qualitative Look at Gas Density

    In this demo, students witness three types of gases and observe their relative densities to air.

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

  • Introduction, Scientific Method, Experimental Design | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Procedure Pictures

    In this activity students are put into groups of 2 – 3 and are then charged with developing a procedure to investigate a provided “fact or fiction” statement. The twist to this task is that they are not allowed to use words; their entire procedure must be represented in pictures. This idea is based on the recent “Can You Picture That?” article by Julie Damico in the February 2014 edition of The Science Teacher magazine.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Engineering Project

    In this activity, students work together in a small team in order to solve a problem and achieve a common goal. Students will need to work collaboratively in order to be successful. They will be required to communicate their ideas both verbally and in written form, assign duties, design and carry out a procedure in this activity. They will also be challenged with problem solving when/if their original plan fails.

  • Physical Properties, Chemical Properties | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Engineering a Vehicle

    In this lesson students will take on the role of a Ford Motor Company engineer and evaluate the potential use of carbon fiber technology for use in the automotive industry.

  • Gas Laws, Matter, Density, Density, Temperature, Pressure, Volume, Graphing, Observations, Measurements | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Pressure Bottle

    In this lab, students determine the relationship between volume and pressure of a gas and its temperature and address the common misconception that air does not have mass or density.

  • Exothermic & Endothermic, Heat, Specific Heat, Temperature, Enthalpy, Calorimetry, Observations, Inferences | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Energy in Hot and Cold Packs

    In this demonstration, students will observe temperature changes in chemical hot and cold packs and discuss processes of endothermic and exothermic changes. They will also see that common household products can be used to make a hot and cold pack.

  • Chemical Change, Density, Classification of Reactions, Balancing Equations, Observations, Chemical Change | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Preparation of Hydrogen

    In this demo, students witness a single displacement reaction between zinc and sulfuric acid that produces hydrogen gas. The gas is collected via water displacement and ignited.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Energy

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

  • Precipitate, Reactions & Stoichiometry, Solubility Rules, Balancing Equations, Chemical Change, Chemical Change | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Predicting Precipitates

    In this lab, students use solubility rules to predict which chemical reactions will produce precipitates.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. 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.

  • Elements, Periodic Table, Interdisciplinary, History, Atoms, Model of the Atom | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Project: Element Baby Book

    In this activity, students will “adopt” an element and create a baby book about their “new baby” while they research and learn about the element.

  • Electrostatic Forces, Subatomic Particles, Electrons, Electricity, Electrons, Graphing | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Electromagnetic Forces in the Atom

    In this lab, students will better understand that opposite charges attract each other, and like charges repel.

  • Sublimation, Density, Observations | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Dry Ice (High School)

    In this lab, students perform several small experiments using dry ice and record their observations.

  • Physical Change, Distillation, Separating Mixtures, Mixtures, Conservation of Matter, Boiling Point, Phase Changes | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Distillation of Common Soft Drinks

    In this lab, students will see the distillation procedure using a common soft drink and a simple equipment setup.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Distillation

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

  • Physical Change, Physical Properties, Review, Mixtures, Separating Mixtures, Distillation, Sublimation, Phase Changes, Boiling Point, Gas Laws, Temperature, Volume, Pressure | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Physical Properties

    In this activity, students will play a game to review topics relating to physical properties of matter, including mixtures, states of matter, and gas laws. They will be prompted with questions in a PowerPoint and they will use white boards to communicate their answers.

  • Intermolecular Forces, Solubility, Intermolecular Forces, Intramolecular Forces, Polarity, Lewis Structures, Molecular Structure, Solute & Solvent, Mixtures, Melting Point, Freezing Point, Boiling Point, Physical Properties, Graphing, Mixtures | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Physical Properties (High School)

    In this lesson, students investigate how intermolecular forces effect physical properties by investigating substances’ melting points as well as solubility.

  • Heat, Specific Heat, Temperature, Experimental Design, Scientific Method, Physical Properties | High School, Middle School

    Lesson Plan: Designing & Engineering a Fast Defroster

    In this activity students use their understanding of energy transfer to “design a solution to a complex real-world problem, based on scientific knowledge, student-generated sources of evidence, prioritized criteria, and tradeoff considerations.”  And “evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem, based on scientific knowledge, student-generated sources of evidence, prioritized criteria, and tradeoff considerations.”  The real world problem is to help a cook who is trying to make a meal, but realizes some of the ingredients are frozen and must be thawed before he can begin.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Periodic Trends Investigation

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

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