Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics


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  • Observations, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Junior Technologist of Floor Care Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

    In this activity students will take the role of the Junior Technologist of Floor Care, whereby students have the opportunity to study the properties of a chemical used for finishing floor tile. They will examine the tiles appearance to discover which chemical provides the best sheen and durability.

  • Solubility, Solute & Solvent, Physical Change | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Crystallization of Sugar Mark as Favorite (4 Favorites)

    In this demonstration, students will observe how to make rock candy in order to understand how sugar crystals form. They will be able to explain what a supersaturated solution is and how it is relevant to sugar crystallization.

  • Lab Safety | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Video: Video 2: Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Mark as Favorite (10 Favorites)

    Preparation and planning are key to working in the chemistry lab. To be prepared, your students must understand the hazards of any chemicals they will be working with. The place to find that information is the Safety Data Sheet or SDS. The SDS provides detailed information about the properties of a chemical, its hazards, and how to protect yourself from those hazards. Use this video, to guide your students through 16 sections of the SDS for isopropyl alcohol to demonstrate importance of SDS information.

  • Lab Safety | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Video: Video 3: How to Dress for the Lab? And what about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)? Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)

    Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) for short is one of the main ways for you and your students to stay protected from injury in the lab. PPE includes things like goggles, gloves, lab coats or aprons. These are designed to protect eyes, hands and skin, as well as clothing, from exposure to chemicals. PPE is the most obvious way of preventing contact with chemicals--but it is not the first line of defense. Use these video to teach your students that before they put on any PPE, why they should dress properly for lab.

  • Lab Safety | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Video: Video 4: Preparing for Emergencies Mark as Favorite (8 Favorites)

    There is an old saying that you should always plan for the best, but prepare for the worst. This is good advice in the lab as well. Use this video to teach your students about two lab emergencies that carry a high risk of injury--spills and fires. The videos describes concrete steps to prevent these emergencies and goes over some of the safety equipment used to deal with them.

  • Lab Safety | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Video: Video 5: RAMP (For Students) Mark as Favorite (14 Favorites)

    Use this video to teach your students a simple yet powerful tool for protecting you and your classmates in the lab. The tool is called RAMP. RAMP stands for: Recognize hazards; Assess risks; Minimize risks and Prepare for emergencies.

  • Lab Safety | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Video: Video 6: RAMP (For Teachers) Mark as Favorite (5 Favorites)

    As a teacher, there are steps you can take to make sure your students are as safe as possible while exploring and experimenting in the lab. In this video, we discuss some ideas to help you to set up a safe lab experiment. We use RAMP, the acronym for lab safety. RAMP stands for Recognize hazards; Assess risks; Minimize risks and Prepare for emergencies. RAMP is a simple yet powerful tool to help you prepare for and safely carry out any lab activity with your students.

  • Periodic Table, Elements | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: The Periodic Table: Put Your Love to the Test! Mark as Favorite (25 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will be challenged to see how familiar they are will the element names on the periodic table. Students will examine a heart-shaped word search, following the rules of the assigned difficulty level (beginner, intermediate, or advanced) in order to identify as many element names as possible.

  • Periodic Table, Elements | Elementary School

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

    In this activity students will create words using element symbols in order to become more familiar with the periodic table.

  • Matter, Physical Properties, Observations | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Is Air Matter? Mark as Favorite (10 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will conduct an investigation to discover whether or not air is a form of matter. Students will first gather data, and then make a claim. They will communicate their claim in writing, using their data to support their claim.

  • Physical Properties, Observations, Matter | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Describing Physical Properties Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

    In this activity, students will use their five senses to describe the physical properties of a variety of items. Students will also determine what state of matter the item is, and categorize it accordingly. Students will practice using vocabulary words as they record their observations in a data table.

  • Density, Measurements | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Sinking Soda Mark as Favorite (4 Favorites)

    In this teacher led demonstration, students will compare their observations when unopened cans of diet and regular soda are placed in a large container of water. They will use their observations to help differentiate between several fundamental chemistry concepts: mass, volume, and density.

  • Density, Identifying an Unknown, Measurements | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Household Densities Mark as Favorite (5 Favorites)

    In this demonstration, students will make predictions about various household materials and whether or not each will sink or float when placed in water. Data will be collected and then used to calculate the density value of each item. Finally students will analyze the relationship between the density value and the observed outcome, and use their knowledge to identify unknown materials.

  • Periodic Table, Elements | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Elemental Mix-up Mark as Favorite (13 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will test their knowledge of the periodic table as they attempt to unscramble element names and use select letters to solve a mystery message.

  • Elements, Identifying an Unknown, Atomic Spectra, Emission Spectrum, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Emission Spectrum | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Elements Are Out of This World Mark as Favorite (6 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will learn about the elements that make up Earth’s atmosphere and lithosphere and then compare and contrast the information with the elements that compose various other astronomical objects.

  • Review, Matter, Density, Physical Change, Chemical Change, Periodic Table, Elements, Mixtures | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Chemistry Basics: Crossword Puzzle Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will complete a crossword puzzle by solving each clue that is related to a basic, yet fundamental chemistry topic.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: It's Alive Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will practice making and recording observations, analyzing data, and identifying chemical change. They will transfer dirt, germs, and bacteria from their hands onto a piece of white bread and observe the changes that occur during the following days. Students will analyze the results, make comparisons between clean and dirty samples of bread and learn about the importance of hand-cleaning.

  • Periodic Table, History, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, Atomic Mass, Atomic Theory, Model of the Atom, Subatomic Particles | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Mendeleev Video Questions Mark as Favorite (32 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will watch a video and answer questions about Dimitri Mendeleev. They will learn about his contribution to chemistry, including his organization of the periodic table and awareness to leave gaps for elements that weren’t yet discovered.

  • Temperature, History, Physical Properties, Measurements, SI Units, Accuracy | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Temperature Guys Video Questions Mark as Favorite (34 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will watch a video and answer questions about how both the thermometer and the concept of temperature evolved over time

  • Periodic Table, History, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, Subatomic Particles, Atomic Mass | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: History of the Periodic Table Video Questions Mark as Favorite (39 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will answer questions while watching a video about how the periodic table was developed and learn about those who contributed to it.

  • History, Physical Properties, Matter, Observations | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Ancient Chemistry Video Questions Mark as Favorite (25 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will watch a video about the history of chemistry. They will answer questions while learning about the history of chemistry, starting with the discovery of fire, progressing through the various metal ages, and be introduced to the great philosophers.

  • Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Physical Change, Observations, Indicators | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Explorations of Baking Soda and Vinegar Mark as Favorite (7 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students complete a series of simple lab experiments to better understand chemical reactions as well as differentiate between chemical change and physical change. Students will also be introduced to the pH scale, and have the opportunity to understand how chemical reactions can be used in real-world scenarios.

  • Physical Change, Chemical Change, Matter, Mixtures, Mixtures | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Chemistry in the Kitchen! Mark as Favorite (7 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will describe the steps required to complete a recipe of their choosing. They will identify any physical and chemical changes that occur throughout the process.

  • Physical Properties, Physical Change, Observations, Polymers | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Paper or Plastic? Mark as Favorite (6 Favorites)

    In this lab students will research and compare the physical properties of various types of plastic bags. The recorded data will be analyzed by students, and they will use the results to design a plastic bag to meet a given set of criteria.

  • Physical Change, Physical Properties, Observations | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Changing Shape Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

    In this lab students will analyze the physical properties of different materials in order to investigate their elasticity. They will learn how to differentiate between objects that can easily change shape and those that cannot. Also they will see that some objects can change shape, but can also return to their original shape. As the students learn about material properties, they will also determine what materials can be recycled.

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