Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics


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  • Separating Mixtures, Physical Properties, Mixtures, Solute & Solvent | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: What Does Ironman Eat for Breakfast? Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)

    In this lab students will compare and contrast mixtures and solutions. They will be tasked with extracting iron from various breakfast cereals. They will then conclude which cereal would be the healthiest for Iron Man to eat for breakfast.

  • Separating Mixtures, Observations, Physical Properties, Conservation of Matter | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: How is Chemistry Used in Your Everyday Life? Mark as Favorite (4 Favorites)

    In this lesson the students will become familiar with some ways that chemistry is present in their everyday lives. The teacher will read a book and show a short video about how a plastic bottle is made. Following these activities, students will interact with a variety of materials made of plastic, ultimately organizing them according to the recycling code printed on the bottom of each or by physical properties. Finally students will collect data and have an opportunity to construct a graph based on their data.

  • Molecular Motion, Density, Density, Temperature | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Observing Density of Gases and Liquids Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

    Students will learn about and discuss the behavior of a gas using examples of convection and an optional teacher-led demonstration. Students will then participation in a lab where they will investigate water currents by observing the results of mixing colored warm water with room temperature water. The lab will be followed by a discussion about the molecular activity of the water mixture.

  • 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 Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

    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 Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

    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 Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

    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 Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

    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 Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

    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 Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

    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 Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

    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, Conservation of Matter | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Reuse, Reduce and Recycle! Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

    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! Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

    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! Mark as Favorite (27 Favorites)

    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 Mark as Favorite (6 Favorites)

    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 Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

    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.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Clean-Up Pond Pollution Mark as Favorite (3 Favorites)

    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! Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

    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 Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

    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? Mark as Favorite (13 Favorites)

    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, Mixtures | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Creating Finger-Paint from Rocks Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

    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! Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

    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! Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

    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! Mark as Favorite (13 Favorites)

    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 Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

    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? Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

    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.

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