Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics


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  • Indicators, Chemical Properties | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Acid & Base Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

    In this lab, students are given four unknown liquids and must identify whether they are acids or bases.

  • Acid & Base Theories, Acid Base Reactions, Acid Rain, pH, History, Interdisciplinary | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Project: Acid Base Creative Letter Mark as Favorite (23 Favorites)

    In this project, students will compare and contrast the properties of acids and bases and define pH.

  • Culminating Project | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: 24-7 Lecture Mark as Favorite (5 Favorites)

    In this activity, students must demonstrate their understanding of a topic by making a 24 second video and summarizing the concept in seven words.

  • Chemical Change, Observations, Exothermic & Endothermic, Temperature, Chemical Change, Physical Change, Physical Properties | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Observing a Chemical Reaction Mark as Favorite (23 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will practice making careful observations and measurements while witnessing a chemical change.

  • Observations, Combustion, Phase Changes, Experimental Design, Scientific Method | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Observing a Candle Mark as Favorite (15 Favorites)

    In this lab, students accumulate observations of a candle including a look at the combustion reaction's reactants and products.

  • Observations, Inferences, Scientific Method | High School

    Demonstration: Observations vs. Inferences Mark as Favorite (4 Favorites)

    In this demonstration, students will learn the the difference between observation and inferences.

  • Pros Cons of Nuclear Power, Radiation, Radiation, Renewable Energy, Interdisciplinary, History | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Nuclear Energy Power Plants Mark as Favorite (29 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will conduct research and write a persuasive essay in which they state an opinion about whether the number of nuclear plants should be increased or decreased.

  • Pros Cons of Nuclear Power, Radiation, Radiation, Renewable Energy, Interdisciplinary, History | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Nuclear Energy Debate Mark as Favorite (38 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will watch a debate between experts on the merits and drawbacks of nuclear energy. They will use this debate, as well as additional research, to write a short position paper on whether or not to continue using nuclear energy that explains and defends their opinion, as well as the chemistry involved in nuclear energy production.

  • Mixtures, Solute & Solvent, Phase Changes, Distillation, Introduction, Separating Mixtures, Interdisciplinary, Mixtures, Physical Change | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Now I Can Drink the Water! Mark as Favorite (3 Favorites)

    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).

  • Redox Reaction, History, Oxidation, Reduction, Chemical Change, Observations | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Nitric Acid Acts Upon Copper Mark as Favorite (9 Favorites)

    In this demonstration, students will hear a story about Ira Remsen and watch a demonstration that recreates her first experiment reacting nitric acid with a copper penny.

  • Molecular Formula, History, Functional Groups, Covalent Bonding, Molecular Structure | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Napoleon's Buttons Writing Assignment Mark as Favorite (23 Favorites)

    In this activity, students read Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson’s book Napoleon’s Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History. They discuss the book in class and complete a written assignment based on the chemistry and history highlighted in the book.

  • Dimensional Analysis, Significant Figures, Measurements, Error Analysis, Accuracy, Interdisciplinary | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Nanoscale and Self-Assembly Mark as Favorite (9 Favorites)

    In this lab, students determine both the diameter of one single BB and the length of an oleic acid molecule.

  • Melting Point, Elements, Matter, Density, Chemical Properties, Periodic Table, Inferences | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Mystery Metals Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will make measurements, calculations, and inferences to help solve a mystery about the identity of an unknown metal.

  • Measurements, SI Units, Accuracy, Introduction | High School

    Activity: Mysteriously Melodramatic & Maniacal Metric Measurements Mark as Favorite (47 Favorites)

    In this activity, students predict the measurements of objects using metric units. They then take the actual measurements and compare them to their predictions.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: My Pennies Mark as Favorite (3 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will investigate how an acidic, vinegar based solution can help to get “dirty” pennies clean. Students will observe chemical change and investigate real-world connections to this lab.

  • Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Density | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Moles of Food Mark as Favorite (59 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will analyze the nutrition label of a variety of foods to find the amount of specific elements in each serving. Students are asked to evaluate and compare the data in a series of questions, in order to convert the values to moles. This lab gives students the opportunity to see the connection between the chemistry mole concept and everyday foods.

  • Gas Laws, Molar Mass, Density, Temperature, Pressure, Volume, Ideal Gas, Physical Change, Observations, Density, Identifying an Unknown, Error Analysis | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Molar Mass of Dry Ice Mark as Favorite (12 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will use gas laws to calculate the molar mass of dry ice and then use the information to identify the compound that makes up this substance.

  • Molecular Motion, Heat, Phase Changes, Melting Point, Heating Curve, Freezing Point, Temperature, Graphing | High School, Middle School

    Lesson Plan: Modeling the Melting of Ice Mark as Favorite (32 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will create a particulate model of matter that explains energy changes and transfer during a phase change.

  • Chemical Bond, Molecular Structure, Atoms, Elements, Matter, Interdisciplinary, Naming Compounds | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Modeling Molecules Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students explore the structure of matter by designing, building, comparing, and evaluating models of a variety of simple molecules.

  • Indicators, Le Châtelier's Principle, Acid Base Reactions, Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Limiting Reactant, Reaction Rate, Observations, Chemical Change | High School

    Demonstration: Milk of Magnesia Magic Mark as Favorite (86 Favorites)

    In this demonstration, students will observe a color change in a milk of magnesia solution as vinegar is added.

  • Separating Mixtures, Percent Composition, Mixtures, Interdisciplinary, Measurements | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Metallic Breakfast Mark as Favorite (7 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will separate iron filings from iron-fortified breakfast cereals. Students will use the recorded data to conduct percent composition calculations.

  • Periodic Table, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, Observations, Inferences, Chemical Change, Identifying an Unknown, Error Analysis | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Metal, Non-Metal, or Metalloid Mark as Favorite (73 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will classify several samples of elements as metals, nonmetals, or metalloid based on their physical and chemical properties.

  • Periodic Table, Physical Properties, Identifying an Unknown, Ionization Energy, Atomic Radius, Electronegativity | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Mendeleev's Periodic Table Mark as Favorite (46 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will use their knowledge of Periodic Trends to analyze and identify unknown elements and organize them correctly in the Periodic Table.

  • Periodic Table, Identifying an Unknown | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Mendeleev's Cards Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)

    In this activity, students learn about periodic trends by organizing cards and then determining the information on a missing card.

  • Stoichiometry, Gas Laws, Ideal Gas, Pressure, Volume, Temperature, Interdisciplinary | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Mechanisms and Properties of Airbags Mark as Favorite (31 Favorites)

    In this lesson students will learn about the mechanisms and properties of airbags, and examine the choice of airbag inflator from several points of view.

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