Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics
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Observations, Density, Interdisciplinary, Scientific Method | Elementary School, Middle School
In this lab, students explore the concept of density. They will examine the density of a plastic sandwich bag compared to water. Students will create their own experiment and investigate factors that affect floating and sinking.
Observations, Phase Changes, Physical Change, Temperature | Middle School, Elementary School
In this lab, students will explore the process of condensation. Students will investigate how water vapor condenses, and then they will conduct a comparison test to see if cooling water vapor has an effect on the rate of condensation.
Observations | High School, Elementary School, Middle School
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.
Observations, Chemical Change, Interdisciplinary, Physical Change, Reaction Rate, Reaction Rate, Chemical Change | Middle School
In this lab, students will explore the differences between erosion, weathering and chemical weathering. They will complete a lab experiment that simulates chemical weathering on 4 different types of rocks. They will also learn how to use the Mohs Hardness Test to analyze the results.
Observations, Chemical Change, Balancing Equations | Middle School, High School
In this lesson, students will observe a series of reactions, make observations, and then write balanced chemical equations to chemically describe what they observed.
Observations, Introduction, Inferences | Middle School, High School
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.
Observations, Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Acid, Interdisciplinary, Physical Change, pH, Chemical Change | Middle School
In this lab, students will examine the physical and chemical changes that take place within a landfill by composting leftover fruits and vegetables from their lunches. They will also record pH and temperature measurements during the process.
Observations, Inferences, Scientific Method | High School, Middle School
In this activity, students will experience how scientists carry out a scientific investigation through inquiry.
Observations, Chemical Change, Inferences, Reduction, Redox Reaction, Classification of Reactions, Chemical Change, Oxidation, Electron Transfer, Electrons, Ions | Middle School
In this lesson, students will observe a chemical change involving oxidation and reduction.
Observations, Chemical Change, Acids & Bases, Chemical Change, Mixture | High School, Middle School, Elementary School
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.