Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics


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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Chemistry in a Bag

    In this lab, students will observe and identify chemical and physical changes contained inside a plastic bag. Students will also use this lab to understand the Law of Conservation of Mass.

  • Limiting Reactant, Chemical Change, Conservation of Mass, Stoichiometry, Chemical Change, Observations, Conservation of Mass | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Understanding Limiting Reactants

    In this demonstration, the teacher will perform a series of reactions between acetic acid (vinegar) and varying amounts of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) in order to inflate several balloons. Students will observe the reactions and analyze the quantities of reactants used as well as the results in order to understand the concept of limiting reactants.

  • Chemical Change, Physical Change, Chemical Change | Middle School, High School, Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Chemical and Physical Changes

    In this lab, students will observe and analyze a number of examples in order to determine if a chemical or physical change occurred.

  • Conservation of Mass, Chemical Change, Interdisciplinary, Culminating Project, Phase Changes, Chemical Change | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Project: Law of Conservation of Mass Comic Strip

    In this project, students will work in groups to create a comic strip that illustrates understanding of the law of conservation of mass.

  • Activity Series, Chemical Change, Oxidation, Reduction, Net Ionic Equation, Redox Reaction, Observations | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Fine Art of Redox

    In this lab, students will practice writing and balancing redox reactions and use the activity series to verify the outcome of a chemical reaction.

  • Combustion, Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Density, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Density | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Liquid and Gas Burning Comparison

    In this demo, students will witness the burning of a substance in its gas and in its liquid states. They will carry out the demonstrations themselves, and compare the results of the two reactions.

  • Conservation of Mass, Exothermic & Endothermic, Chemical Change, Heat, Temperature, Observations, Chemical Change | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Kitchen Reaction

    In this lab students will observe an endothermic chemical reaction involving baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and vinegar (acetic acid). Students will investigate the signs a chemical reaction has occurred (gas production, change in temperature). Students will perform the lab in an open system so they can see the change of mass due to gas production. This lab is a lead into the topic of conservation of mass. After the lab is completed, the teacher should do a demonstration of the exothermic reaction Hydrogen peroxide and potassium iodide.

  • Molecular Formula, Chemical Change | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Valentine's Day Chemistry

    In this lesson, students learn about the chemistry of love. They see chemical structures of compounds involved in the biological process of love and learn about some of the chemical changes associated with love.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: It's Time to React

    In this lab, students will conduct four chemical reactions and analyze each for indicators of a chemical reaction. Based on their observations students will write a balanced chemical equation for each reaction as well as identify the reaction type for each reaction.

  • Net Ionic Equation, Chemical Change, Solubility Rules, Solubility, Precipitate, Balancing Equations, Chemical Change | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Ions in Aqueous Solution Presentation

    In this lab, students will mix ionic solutions to determine what combinations form precipitates.

  • History, Chemical Change, Interdisciplinary | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Tie Dye

    In this activity, students make tie-dye shirts and complete a worksheet about a reading from ChemMatters about how dyes work. It gives students the opportunity to apply chemistry to everyday life.

  • Limiting Reactant, Chemical Change, Conservation of Mass, Stoichiometry, Observations, Inferences, Chemical Change, Exothermic & Endothermic | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Introducing Limiting Reactants

    In this demonstration, the teacher will perform a series of reactions between acetic acid--vinegar-- and varying amounts of sodium bicarbonate --baking soda--in order to inflate several Ziploc bags. Students will observe the reactions and analyze the quantities of reactants used as well as the results in order to understand the concept of limiting reactants. Students will also determine if the reaction is an endothermic or exothermic process based on their observations.

  • Density, Observations, Chemical Change, Physical Change, Balancing Equations, Chemical Change, Mixtures, Physical Change | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: The Lovely Lava Lamp

    In this lab, students add food coloring to a mixture of oil and water and record their observations. They then add an Alka-Seltzer tablet, record their observations and answer a series of questions about the chemical and physical changes that took place.

  • Gas Laws, Ideal Gas, Volume, Temperature, Pressure, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Density, Graphing, Density, Chemical Change, Stoichiometry, Balancing Equations, Chemical Change, Dimensional Analysis | High School

    Lesson Plan: The Gas Laws Unit Plan

    The AACT high school classroom resource library and multimedia collection has everything you need to put together a unit plan for your classroom: lessons, activities, labs, projects, videos, simulations, and animations. We constructed a unit plan using AACT resources that is designed to teach the Gas Laws to your students.

  • Chemical Change, Physical Change, Separating Mixtures, Observations, Mixtures, Chemical Properties, Physical Properties, Experimental Design, Scientific Method | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Test Tube Separation

    In this lab, students will mix four substances in a test tube and recreate the original four layers through chemical and physical means.

  • Redox Reaction, Electron Transfer, Chemical Change, Observations, Experimental Design, Scientific Method | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Test Tube Geology

    In this lab, students will observe a reaction between an iron nail and copper(II) sulfate in a test tube over the course of several days, modeling how a similar reaction occurs to form copper deposits in the earth. Students will also modify the procedures to evaluate how changing a factor of their choice affects the results of the test tube reaction, introducing them to concepts of experimental design. It also introduces students to my version of the Science Writing Heuristic (SWH).

  • Combustion, Chemical Change, Catalysts, Acid Base Reactions, Chemical Change, Balancing Equations, Classification of Reactions, Observations, Chemical Change | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Stop & Go Gases

    In this demonstration, students will witness the ability of carbon dioxide to extinguish a flame and oxygen to feed a flame. They will also be introduced to the concept of catalysts. This demonstration could also be used as an opportunity to practice writing and balancing equations and classifying chemical reactions.

  • Temperature, History, Interdisciplinary, Chemical Change, Temperature, Heat | Middle School, High School

    Lab: Greenhouse Gas Simulation

    In this lab, students will create two simulations of the Earth’s atmosphere. They will compare a control model with a one that has an increased presence of carbon dioxide gas in order to analyze how this effects temperature. They will also complete research in order to learn more about the makeup of the Earth’s atmosphere.

  • Density, Observations, Chemical Change, Lab Safety, Combustion | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Fish Tank Carbon Dioxide

    In this demonstration, students watch as a reaction between baking soda and vinegar produces carbon dioxide, which then causes lit candles to extinguish.

  • Chemical Change, Density, Chemical Change, Density | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Demonstration: Fire Extinguisher

    In this demonstration, students will observe a chemical reaction, and see how the product can be used to extinguish a fire.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Recycling Copper: Understanding Chemical Reactions

    In this lab, students will demonstrate their understanding of writing, balancing, translating, and identifying types of chemical reactions. While doing so, they will learn about the process of recycling copper.

  • Conservation of Mass, Conservation of Matter, Chemical Change, Classification of Reactions, Percent Yield, Balancing Equations, Error Analysis, Accuracy, Chemical Change, Chemical Properties, Conservation of Mass, Conservation of Matter, Observations, Separating Mixtures, Lab Safety | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Reactions of Copper

    In this lab, students will convert copper metal into different copper compounds and then back to copper to illustrate conservation of matter.

  • Reaction Rate, Experimental Design, Scientific Method, Observations, Chemical Change | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Reaction Rate

    In this lab, students will explore factors that effect reaction rate and develop a general statement that describes how the factors (temperature, particle size, and concentration) effect the rate based on experimental data. This is an inquiry-based activity.

  • Chemical Change, Activity Series, Redox Reaction, Electrons, Electron Transfer, Reduction, Oxidation, Half Reactions, Galvanic Cells, Observations, Chemical Change | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Exploring Automotive Corrosion

    In this lesson students will investigate the galvanic corrosion that can occur when different metals come in contact with each other in modern cars.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Preparation of Hydrogen

    In this demo, students witness a single displacement reaction between zinc and sulfuric acid that produces hydrogen gas. The gas is collected via water displacement and ignited.

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