Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics


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

    Lesson Plan: Designing & Engineering a Fast Defroster Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)

    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 Mark as Favorite (92 Favorites)

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

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Periodic Trends II: Electron Affinity, Atomic Radius, & Ionic Radius Mark as Favorite (74 Favorites)

    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.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Density Lab Mark as Favorite (35 Favorites)

    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.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Periodic Trends I: Ionization Energy, Atomic Radius & Ionic Radius Mark as Favorite (156 Favorites)

    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.

  • Lab Safety, Culminating Project, Interdisciplinary | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Dangerous Goods Specialist Mark as Favorite (28 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will take on the role of a Dangerous Goods Specialist for a large chemical company. In this role, students will research a specific commercially available industrial chemical looking at both the properties of the compound as well as how can they safely ship the chemical to a buyer in a cost effective and timely manner.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Periodic Table Trends Mark as Favorite (27 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will investigate trends of the periodic table by examining samples of six elements. Students will use observations about the elements’ appearance, conductivity, and malleability to determine whether they are metals, nonmetals, or metalloids. They will also see how these elements, as well as two more in a teacher demo, react with water and use this information to make claims about reactivity patterns in the periodic table.

  • Elements, Model of the Atom, Periodic Table, Introduction, Atoms, Electrons | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Periodic Puzzler Mark as Favorite (8 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will learn about what makes up an atom and how important protons are in the placement of elements on the periodic table.

  • Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Observations | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Corrosion in Motion Mark as Favorite (6 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will expose metal samples to various solutions and observe the amount of corrosion of a period of time.

  • Calorimetry, Exothermic & Endothermic, Heat, Specific Heat, Temperature, Scientific Method, Graphing, Experimental Design | High School

    Lab: Cool Science: Building and Testing a Model Radiator Mark as Favorite (19 Favorites)

    In this lab students construct a model of a car radiator to investigate parameters that lead to efficient cooling. Students investigate multiple variables as they experiment with various radiator designs. This lesson focuses on thermochemistry calculations and engineering practices.

  • Exothermic & Endothermic, Physical Change, Heat, Temperature, Observations, Intermolecular Forces, Solute & Solvent, Saturated/Unsaturated/Supersaturated | High School, Middle School

    Lesson Plan: Particle Modeling of Hand Warmers Mark as Favorite (21 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will create a particulate model of matter that explains energy changes and transfer during a physical process, such as the crystallization of a solid from a supersaturated solution.

  • Pharmaceuticals, Functional Groups, Identifying an Unknown, Chemical Properties, Observations | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Over the Counter Drugs Mark as Favorite (38 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will do some research about common over the counter drugs and then carry out some chemical tests to learn more about their composition. They will then identify an unknown drug sample.

  • Conservation of Mass, Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Observations | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Conservation of Mass Mark as Favorite (6 Favorites)

    In this lab, students perform three simple experiments, recording the mass of a substance before and after a reaction. They then explain how the law of conservation of mass was not violated, even if the mass changed.

  • Polymers, Polymers, Molecular Structure, Physical Properties | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Molecular Spaghetti Mark as Favorite (6 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will discover how the entanglement in cooked spaghetti depends on the length of the spaghetti strands and relate this discovery to polymeric materials.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Comparing Gas Density Mark as Favorite (6 Favorites)

    In this demonstration, students will observe a reaction between baking soda and vinegar in the presence of a variety of different heights of lit candles. The initial environment has plenty of oxygen present in order to sustain the candle’s flame; however the reaction will produce carbon dioxide which will cause the lit candles to extinguish in order of height. Students will analyze and compare the presence of the gases in the container and make determinations about the densities of each.

  • Observations | Middle School, Elementary School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Compare and Contrast Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will use their observation skills to compare and contrast two similar chemistry classroom scenes in order to identify the differences between the two.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Colors of the Rainbow Mark as Favorite (29 Favorites)

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

  • Classification of Reactions, Culminating Project, Review, Interdisciplinary | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Project: Classifying Reaction Types Mini Poster Mark as Favorite (67 Favorites)

    In this activity, students display their knowledge of the five main types of chemical reactions on a miniature sized poster.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Classifying Reaction Types Mark as Favorite (106 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will carry out seven reactions and classify their reaction types. They will make observations, predict products, and balance the equations that represent the chemical reactions that are occurring.

  • Interdisciplinary, Culminating Project | High School

    Activity: Chemistry Close Read Mark as Favorite (71 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will learn through actively reading real-world chemistry articles. The close-read strategy is used as a way of enhancing student understanding and engagement by slowing down the reading process without detracting from the current curriculum.

  • Introduction, Scientific Method | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Chemistry Fact vs Fiction Mark as Favorite (16 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will read a short article, view a video, and discuss why they believe the article and video are or are not reliable sources of information. Students will then perform a basic laboratory experiment implementing the steps of the Scientific Method.

  • Interdisciplinary, Culminating Project | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Project: Chemistry and Art Exhibition Mark as Favorite (13 Favorites)

    In this project, students will use chemistry techniques to construct a piece of artwork.

  • Solute & Solvent, Physical Change, Solubility | Middle School, High School

    Lab: Chemistree Mark as Favorite (16 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will prepare a solution to observe a physical change.

  • Balancing Equations, Chemical Change, Observations | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Chemical Reactions & Equations Mark as Favorite (45 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will observe a series of reactions, make observations, and then write balanced chemical equations to chemically describe what they observed.

  • Colligative Properties, Boiling Point, Molality, Concentration, Boiling Point Elevation, Graphing, Accuracy, Physical Properties, Error Analysis | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Changing Water's Boiling Point Mark as Favorite (21 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will explore colligative properties in a quantitative approach. They will measure the effect of increasing the molality of a salt solution on the solution’s boiling point, and they will graph their data and use the slope of the line of best fit to calculate the boiling point elevation constant of water. There are three versions of the lab, some of which provide more structure and guidance and others of which are more student-driven.

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