Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics
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Introduction, Culminating Project | High School
In this project, students will develop a toy or elementary school project into an inquiry demonstration suitable for a high school chemistry class.
Observations, Introduction, Inferences, Scientific Method | High School, Middle 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.
Percent Composition, Introduction, Percent Composition, Scientific Method | Middle School
In this lesson, students will develop a theory of how to calculate percent composition.
Introduction, Conservation of Mass, Balancing Equations, Conservation of Mass, Limiting Reactant | Middle School, High School
In this lesson students, through their physical movement, will model the law of conservation of mass during a chemical reaction. Students will also explore the concepts of limiting and excess reactants as well as balancing a chemical equation. Through this activity they also develop a means of representing particles at the molecular level.
Introduction, Elements, History, Periodic Table, Atoms, Subatomic Particles, Electrons | Middle School, Elementary School, High School
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).
Observations, Introduction, Elements, History, Periodic Table, Atoms, Model of the Atom, Culminating Project, Matter | Middle School, High School
In this activity, students will learn about early chemistry discoveries through a textbook reading as well as from a cartoon.
Introduction, Elements, Periodic Table, Atoms, Model of the Atom, Electrons | Middle School, High School
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.
Observations, Introduction, Interdisciplinary, Scientific Method | Middle School, High School
In this activity, students work together in a small team in order to solve a problem and achieve a common goal. Students will need to work collaboratively in order to be successful. They will be required to communicate their ideas both verbally and in written form, assign duties, design and carry out a procedure in this activity. They will also be challenged with problem solving when/if their original plan fails.
Physical Properties, Phase Changes, Introduction, Molecular Motion, Matter | Elementary School
In this lesson, students will investigate particle behavior in different forms of matter: solid, liquid and gas. Students will have an opportunity to examine a model of the particles in the different states of matter and will also participate in a kinesthetic demonstration of matter. They will also learn what makes the states of matter different from one another when changing from one form to another.
Observations, Melting Point, Phase Changes, Introduction, Physical Change | Elementary School
In this lesson, students will learn about the phase changes of matter. During the course of two days students will perform several short experiments in order to change the state of water and they will record their observations.
Observations, Physical Properties, Introduction, Polymers | Elementary School
In this activity, students explore the chemical reaction between borax and glue, creating a polymer ball. The properties of the polymer ball will be analyzed and compared to a store bought bouncy ball.
Separating Mixtures, Mixtures, Physical Change, Physical Change, Phase Changes, Introduction, Interdisciplinary, Distillation, Solute & Solvent, Mixtures | Elementary School
In this lesson, students review important concepts of the water cycle and then design, test, and evaluate a working model of a desalination plant (a distiller).
Physical Properties, Introduction, Matter, Chemical Properties | Elementary School
In this activity, students will focus on the properties of matter and distinguish matter by their physical properties
Physical Properties, Introduction, Interdisciplinary | Elementary School
In this activity, students will investigate the physical properties of magnetism.
Observations, Density, Physical Properties, Introduction, Mixtures | Elementary School
In this two-part lesson, students will learn about density through a teacher-led demonstration and a hands-on activity. The demonstration will give students the opportunity to observe the formation of a density tower made from common drinks. Students will then create their own density tower using simple ingredients, and then further investigate differences in density when solid objects are added to the tower.
Observations, Density, Physical Properties, Introduction | Elementary School
In this activity, students investigate whether certain materials will sink or float in water. Students will also explore how the shape of an object can affect its volume and density.