Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics


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  • Phase Changes, Boiling Point, Melting Point, Physical Properties | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Investigating Water's States of Matter

    In this lesson, the students will identify properties of different states of matter, and then work in groups to model molecular arrangement in the solid, liquid, and gaseous states of water. This lesson will also help students to understand that the change in state as a physical change and how the solid state of water has unique properties.

  • Physical Properties, Observations, Mixtures | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Ferromagnetic Fluid

    In this lab students will investigate the properties of ferromagnetic fluid and magnetism. Students will also have the opportunity to complete research about magnetic properties to help answer analysis questions.

  • Physical Properties | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: The Attraction of Magnets

    In this activity, students will be able to investigate the physical property of magnetism and determine that magnets have the ability to attract and repel some objects while pushing and pulling “race cars” around a track.

  • Mixtures, Polarity, Observations, Physical Properties | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Colorful Milk

    In this demonstration, students will observe as the teacher creates several colorful mixtures. Using food coloring, water and milk, students will watch the colors swirl and mix. Students will have the opportunity to make a prediction about what will happen to the colors when a sample of soap is introduced to the mixture.

  • Physical Properties, Observations, Interdisciplinary | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Soil Permeability

    In this lab, students will learn about the draining properties of different types of soil and how it affects the type of plants that can grow in those soils.

  • Observations, Interdisciplinary | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: The pH of Soil

    In this lab, students will determine and compare the pH of different types of soil from their school, homes, or neighborhoods. Students will then decide what types of plants can grow in acidic or alkaline soils.

  • Separating Mixtures, Observations | Elementary School

    Lab: Settle that Soil

    In this lab, students will learn about what properties constitute soil and how it is different than “dirt.” Students will also be able to distinguish the difference between sand, silt, and clay.

  • Conservation of Matter, Matter, Interdisciplinary, Renewable Energy | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Reuse, Reduce and Recycle!

    In this lab students will explore ways to conserve natural resources. They will then have the opportunity to create their own recycled paper that can be used in the classroom.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Make a Cake!

    In this demonstration, students will learn about chemical reactions by observing the differences when 4 small cakes are baked. Each recipe will differ slightly in that one important ingredient will be left out in 3 of the 4 mixtures. Students will observe and discuss what happens when things are missing or left out of a mixture and how that effects the chemical reaction.

  • Review, Culminating Project | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Project: Icosahedron!

    In this project, students will create an icosahedron, a twenty sided ball, to present information about a topic. The icosahedron can be used for any topic that would require the allocation and presentation of material.

  • Periodic Table, Elements, Subatomic Particles, Model of the Atom | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Element Brochure

    In this activity, students will research a common element from the periodic table and create a brochure about it. Students will include information about its atomic structure, subatomic particles, Bohr model, chemical symbol, and common uses.

  • Physical Properties, Physical Change, Chemical Change, Matter, Phase Changes | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Analyzing Root Beer Floats

    In this activity students will observe the states of matter while making a root beer float. They will also discover the differences between a solid, a liquid and a gas.

  • Separating Mixtures, Observations, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, Mixtures | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Clean-Up Pond Pollution

    In this lesson, students will compare polluted and filtered water to observe how filtering can remove some kinds of pollutants. Students will also be asked to consider how people affect ecosystems and use the scientific method to conduct an experiment on polluted water.

  • Chemical Change, Chemical Change | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Teeth Eggsperiment!

    In this lab students will observe and analyze how different drinks can stain an egg’s shell. They will then associate the results with how these drinks can stain their teeth.

  • Periodic Table, Matter, Atoms | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: The Periodic Table of Elements

    In this lesson students will be introduced to the Periodic Table of Elements. Students will learn that matter is made of small particles called atoms, too small to see with the naked eye. They will also learn that there are more than 100 different types of atoms, which are presented on the Periodic Table of Elements.

  • Subatomic Particles, Model of the Atom, Elements, Molecular Formula | Middle School, Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Project: What's It Made Of?

    In this project each student will conduct research to discover what compounds, molecules, and elements make up a basic everyday object of their choice. The student will create a poster detailing what the object is made of, including a Bohr model. The student will also create a question about their object’s atomic structure for their peers as part of a culminating project gallery walk to observe, discuss, and learn about each poster.

  • Physical Properties, Matter, Physical Change, Interdisciplinary, Separating Mixtures, Mixtures | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Creating Finger-Paint from Rocks

    In this activity, the students will explore the physical properties of different rocks. Students will have the opportunity to physically change the rocks, and make them part of a mixture in order to create finger paint.

  • Density, Measurements | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Weight Just a Minute!

    In this lab, students will learn how volume and mass affect density as they make comparisons and calculations.

  • Separating Mixtures, Physical Properties, Observations, Matter, Introduction, Mixtures | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Sandbox

    In this activity the students will separate a mixture and classify objects by their physical properties.

  • Physical Properties, Density, Separating Mixtures, Matter, Culminating Project, Interdisciplinary, Phase Changes | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: The Castaway!

    In this activity, students use their knowledge of the properties of matter to create and/or design items needed for survival on a deserted island.

  • Physical Properties, Density, Chemical Properties, Matter, Interdisciplinary | Middle School, Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Astronaut on a Mission

    In this activity students will take on the role as a NASA employee on a mission to discover what resources humans need in order to survive on a planet outside of our solar system. Students will come up with a plan including a list of materials and resources needed to sustain life on another planet. They will need to compare each planet and determine which is most ready to support life.

  • Observations, Density, Physical Properties | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Will it Float?

    In this demonstration, students will observe the relationship between the density of a solution and its impact on an object’s ability to float or sink. Uncooked eggs will be placed in a tap water sample and in a salt water solution so that students can make observations and compare the results in order to make a determination regarding the density value for each item.

  • Density, Physical Properties, Matter, Observations | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Comparing Density of Liquids & Irregular Solids

    In this lab, students will measure mass and volume, calculate density, and compare the density of given liquids and solids, inferring what causes objects to sink or float in a given liquid. 3-48

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Apple's Oxidation

    In this lab students will learn about the chemical reaction, oxidation, using apple wedges. They will apply different substances to a number of apple wedges to determine if these applications have any impact on the oxidation process. Students will also use a control sample so that they compare their results with an apple wedge that has not had any substance added to it. Students will measure and record the time it takes to see the changes to the apple which indicate oxidation. 3-46

  • Physical Properties, Molecular Structure, Polarity | Middle School, Elementary School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: What Makes Water So Special?

    In this activity, students will become familiar with the special properties of water by completing several activities that investigate the following physical properties/phenomena: cohesion, adhesion, surface tension, and capillary action.

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