Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics
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Observations, Physical Properties, Mixtures, Interdisciplinary, History, Chemical Properties | High School, Middle School
In this lab, students will learn about the history of invisible ink and will have the opportunity to compare two types of homemade invisible ink recipes.
Observations, Introduction, Elements, History, Periodic Table, Atoms, Model of the Atom, Culminating Project, Matter | High School, Middle School
In this activity, students will learn about early chemistry discoveries through a textbook reading as well as from a cartoon.
Observations | High School, Elementary School, Middle School
In this activity, students will use their observation skills to compare and contrast two similar chemistry classroom scenes in order to identify the differences between the two.
Observations, Inferences, Scientific Method | High School, Middle School
In this activity, students will experience how scientists carry out a scientific investigation through inquiry.
Observations, Introduction, Interdisciplinary, Scientific Method | High School, Middle 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.
Observations, Phase Changes, Physical Change, Temperature | Middle School, Elementary School
In this lab, students will explore the process of condensation. Students will investigate how water vapor condenses, and then they will conduct a comparison test to see if cooling water vapor has an effect on the rate of condensation.
Observations, Density, Chemical Change, Density, Combustion, Chemical Change | Middle School, Elementary School
In this demonstration, students will observe a reaction between baking soda and vinegar in the presence of a burning candle. The initial environment has plenty of oxygen present in order to sustain the candle’s flame; however the reaction will produce carbon dioxide which will cause the lit candle to extinguish. Students will analyze the outcome and compare the presence of the gases in the container and make determinations about the densities of each.
Observations, Phase Changes, Combustion, Chemical Change | Middle School, Elementary School
In this demonstration, students will observe that the vapor of an extinguished candle flame is ignitable.
Observations, Chemical Change, Acids & Bases, Chemical Change, Mixtures | High School, Middle School, Elementary School
In this demonstration, the teacher will perform a reaction between acetic acid (vinegar) and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) in order to inflate a balloon and to introduce the concept of a chemical reaction to students. Students will observe the reaction, and identify indicators of chemical change as well as discuss the different types of matter that are involved.