Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics


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  • Model of the Atom, Subatomic Particles, Atomic Mass, Valence Electrons, Atoms, Periodic Table, Elements | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Mystery Elements Mark as Favorite (66 Favorites)

    The students will work in cooperative groups to construct Bohr models of "mystery" elements and record missing information about each element. Students will also create a new "mystery" element card for a classmate to analyze and determine its identity.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Aluminum Video Mark as Favorite (3 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about aluminum.

  • Model of the Atom, Periodic Table, Subatomic Particles, Electrons, Valence Electrons, Ions | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Sweet Model of the Atom Mark as Favorite (57 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will use different candies to represent electrons, protons, and neutrons to gain a better understanding of atoms, ions, and isotopes.

  • Periodic Table, History, Physical Properties | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Silicon Video Mark as Favorite (8 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about silicon.

  • Atomic Radius, Ionic Radius, Electrons, Model of the Atom, Subatomic Particles, Periodic Table | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Animation: Atomic & Ionic Radii Animation Mark as Favorite (61 Favorites)

    This animation explores patterns in atomic and ionic radii. Students will look at the different sizes of atoms in the third period and the atoms in the sixth group to see trends across periods and down groups. They will also look at an atom and its corresponding cation as well as an atom and its corresponding anion. **This video has no audio**

  • Molecular Structure, Molecular Geometry, History, Periodic Table, Molecular Structure | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Phosphorous Video Mark as Favorite (9 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells the story of how phosphorus was at the center of the race to discover the structure of DNA.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Mercury Video Mark as Favorite (12 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about Mercury.

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

    Video: Manganese Video Mark as Favorite (5 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about manganese.

  • Periodic Table, History, Physical Properties | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Gallium Video Mark as Favorite (8 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about gallium.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Dimitri Mendeleev Video Mark as Favorite (63 Favorites)

    This video tells the story of how Dimitri Mendeleev organized the periodic table, even leaving gaps to be filled in with elements that weren't yet discovered.

  • Periodic Table, History, Identifying an Unknown | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Cadmium Video Mark as Favorite (6 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about cadmium.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Hydrogen Video Mark as Favorite (9 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about hydrogen.

  • Periodic Table, History, Radioactive Isotopes | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Astatine Video Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about astatine, the rarest element in the universe.

  • Periodic Table, History, Radioactive Isotopes, Alpha/Beta/Gamma Decay | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Helium Video Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about helium.

  • Periodic Table, History, Identifying an Unknown | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Arsenic Video Mark as Favorite (33 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about arsenic, a deadly element that was once referred to as the "Inheritance Powder".

  • Periodic Table, History, Physical Change | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Gold Video Mark as Favorite (10 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about gold.

  • Periodic Table, Elements, Introduction, History, Atoms, Electrons, Subatomic Particles | Middle School, Elementary School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Writing Your Name using Chemical Element Symbols Mark as Favorite (22 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will use their creativity to spell their name (first or middle name and their last name) using chemical symbols of elements on the periodic table. For example, you can spell Yvonne using the symbols for yttrium (Y), vanadium (V), oxygen (O), nitrogen (N), and neon (Ne).

  • Elements, Model of the Atom, History, Introduction, Matter, Observations, Periodic Table, Culminating Project, Atoms | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Is a Picture Worth 1000 Words? Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will learn about early chemistry discoveries through a textbook reading as well as from a cartoon.

  • Molecular Formula, Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Molecular Geometry, Naming Compounds, Lewis Structures, Periodic Table, Valence Electrons, Lewis Dot Diagrams, Ions, Subatomic Particles | High School, Middle School

    Activity: Simulation Activity: Ionic and Covalent Bonding Mark as Favorite (109 Favorites)

    In this simulation, students investigate both ionic and covalent bonding. Students will have the opportunity to interact with many possible combinations of atoms and will be tasked with determining the type of bond and the number of atom needed to form each. The simulation visually differentiates between the transferring of electrons when forming an ionic compound and the sharing of electrons when forming a covalent compound so that students can have a complete understanding of each. Finally, students will become familiar with the molecular formula, as well as the naming system for each type of bond and geometric shape, when applicable.

  • 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 Mark as Favorite (138 Favorites)

    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.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Element Skit Mark as Favorite (9 Favorites)

    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 Mark as Favorite (39 Favorites)

    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.

  • 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.

  • Model of the Atom, Periodic Table, Elements, Atomic Mass, Electrons, Atoms | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Augmented Reality and the Atomic Model Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

    In this project, students will first work with a partner to select a common element from the periodic table to research. They will create a video using iPods to present their research and they will access the Aurasma app on iPods to upload their video. Students will create a trigger image using a picture of the element from the periodic table. Secondly, the students will use the Aurasma App to scan a different element’s trigger image and will use information from another group’s video to construct a model that replicates the atomic structure for the selected element.

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