Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics


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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Check Activity Mark as Favorite (13 Favorites)

    In this activity, students develop a theory based on evidence they collect from (fake) cancelled checks to come up with a story of how they are related.

  • Catalysts, Reaction Rate, Experimental Design, Scientific Method, Chemical Change, Error Analysis, Balancing Equations, Percent Yield, Stoichiometry, Chemical Change, Measurements, Error Analysis, Dimensional Analysis | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Catalysis & Catalytic Converters Mark as Favorite (10 Favorites)

    In this lesson students will be introduced to catalysts while expanding their knowledge of chemical reactions and stoichiometry. They will first learn about catalytic converters and then be challenged to create the best “catalytic converter” of hydrogen peroxide to oxygen gas in an inquiry-based activity.

  • Titrations, Concentration, Acid Base Reactions, Indicators, Molarity, Interdisciplinary | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Calculating Acid in Lemon-Lime Soda Mark as Favorite (46 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will investigate the molarity of citric acid in a clear, lemon-lime flavored soft drink through titrations with 0.10M NaOH and an indicator.

  • Atomic Spectra, Emission Spectrum, Emission Spectrum, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Interdisciplinary, Identifying an Unknown | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Build a Spectroscope Mark as Favorite (23 Favorites)

    In this lab, the students will make and use a spectroscope to identify the spectra within various types of light bulbs. The students will then develop an improved design for the spectroscope.

  • Reversible Reactions, Observations, Chemical Change, Physical Change | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Breath Test Mark as Favorite (7 Favorites)

    In this lab, students investigate whether chemical reactions can happen only in one direction, or whether they can be "undone."

  • Gas Laws, Pressure, Ideal Gas, Volume, Graphing, Physical Properties, Error Analysis | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Boyle's Law Mark as Favorite (6 Favorites)

    In this lab, students stack books on top of a closed syringe and use the volume change to determine the mass of the books.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Bowling Ball—Will it Sink or Float in Water? Mark as Favorite (7 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will find the density of a bowling ball to determine whether it will sink or float in water.

  • Molecular Structure, Molecular Structure , Interdisciplinary, Chemical Change, Distillation, Renewable Energy, Enthalpy, Stoichiometry, Chemical Change, Combustion | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Biofuels of the Future Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)

    In this lesson students will explore the world of automobile alternative energy sources through the study of biofuels. They will design and create an e-book that illustrates and explains one of the provided topics or an original idea approved by the teacher.

  • Inferences, Observations, Scientific Method | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Black Box Mark as Favorite (3 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will experience how scientists carry out a scientific investigation through inquiry.

  • Molecular Formula, Periodic Table, Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Bondy (Rummy) Mark as Favorite (33 Favorites)

    In this activity, students play a game in which they use element cards to form compounds.

  • Atoms, Subatomic Particles, Isotopes, Atomic Theory, History, Elements | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Atomic Structure RAFT Mark as Favorite (28 Favorites)

    In this activity, students choose from a number of activity options in order to best display their understanding of atomic structure. The RAFT model will be followed for this assignment, which means the students choose their assignment and may modify the assignment based on Role, Audience, Format, and Topic.

  • Chemical Change, Identifying an Unknown, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, Chemical Change, Experimental Design, Scientific Method | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: As Easy as Pie Mark as Favorite (57 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will use chemical and physical properties to identify an unknown powder.

  • Mixtures, Physical Properties, Molecular Structure, Mixtures | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Analyzing Mixtures Mark as Favorite (34 Favorites)

    In this demonstration, the teacher will create a sequence of mixtures in a single test tube. Water, oil, food coloring and soap will be used in this demonstration to introduce the concepts of heterogeneous and homogeneous solutions as well as the idea of miscibility. Students will also have the opportunity to analyze the properties, such as surface tension of each component used.

  • Radiation, Alpha/Beta/Gamma Decay, Graphing, Scientific Method, Experimental Design | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Alpha Beta Gamma Radiation Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will investigate properties of three types of ionizing radiation—alpha, beta and gamma radiation. Students will have the opportunity to design their own procedures to explore the relationship between distance and radiation intensity.

  • Percent Composition, Identifying an Unknown, Net Ionic Equation, Stoichiometry, Error Analysis, Molar Mass | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Analysis of Carbonate Compounds Mark as Favorite (52 Favorites)

    In this lab, students calculate the molar masses of three unknown carbonate compounds by measuring the amount of product (CO2) produced by a reaction with hydrochloric acid.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Aliens Activity Mark as Favorite (81 Favorites)

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

  • Observations, Scientific Method, Experimental Design, Error Analysis | High School

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

    In this lab, students will design a procedure to test for the intended outcome of a longest flight.

  • Titrations, Limiting Reactant, Acid Base Reactions, Indicators, Chemical Change, Equivalence Point, Stoichiometry, Balancing Equations, Chemical Change, Graphing, Error Analysis, Chemical Change, Error Analysis, Measurements, Concentration, Molarity | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Acid-Base Mole Ratio Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)

    In this lab, students study several concepts, including acid-base reactions, limiting reactants, and stoichiometry, by observing the contained reaction of acetic acid (diluted vinegar) with sodium hydrogen carbonate (baking soda) in an unconventional, cost effective titration.

  • Acid & Base Theories, Acid Base Reactions, Acid Rain, pH, History, Interdisciplinary | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Project: Acid Base Creative Letter Mark as Favorite (23 Favorites)

    In this project, students will compare and contrast the properties of acids and bases and define pH.

  • Culminating Project | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: 24-7 Lecture Mark as Favorite (5 Favorites)

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

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Observing a Chemical Reaction Mark as Favorite (23 Favorites)

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

  • Observations, Combustion, Phase Changes, Experimental Design, Scientific Method | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Observing a Candle Mark as Favorite (15 Favorites)

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

  • Observations, Inferences, Scientific Method | High School

    Demonstration: Observations vs. Inferences Mark as Favorite (4 Favorites)

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

  • Pros Cons of Nuclear Power, Radiation, Radiation, Renewable Energy, Interdisciplinary, History | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Nuclear Energy Power Plants Mark as Favorite (29 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will conduct research and write a persuasive essay in which they state an opinion about whether the number of nuclear plants should be increased or decreased.

  • Pros Cons of Nuclear Power, Radiation, Radiation, Renewable Energy, Interdisciplinary, History | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Nuclear Energy Debate Mark as Favorite (38 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will watch a debate between experts on the merits and drawbacks of nuclear energy. They will use this debate, as well as additional research, to write a short position paper on whether or not to continue using nuclear energy that explains and defends their opinion, as well as the chemistry involved in nuclear energy production.

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