Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics


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  • Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Observations, Acid Base Reactions, Chemical Change | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: The Chemistry of Eggs Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

    In this lesson students will learn that vinegar can react with the Calcium in an egg shell to make it rubbery. First, the students will listen to the teacher read a book about eggs. The teacher will then put an egg in a jar with vinegar and let it set for two days. Students will make a prediction about what they think will happen to the egg, and then together they will investigate the final results.

  • Activity Series, Chemical Change, Oxidation, Reduction, Net Ionic Equation, Redox Reaction, Observations | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Fine Art of Redox Mark as Favorite (24 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will practice writing and balancing redox reactions and use the activity series to verify the outcome of a chemical reaction.

  • Combustion, Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Density, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Density | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Liquid and Gas Burning Comparison Mark as Favorite (7 Favorites)

    In this demo, students will witness the burning of a substance in its gas and in its liquid states. They will carry out the demonstrations themselves, and compare the results of the two reactions.

  • Chemical Change, Strong vs Weak, Salts, Acid & Base Theories, Ions, Conductivity, Mixtures | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Why Drink Gatorade? Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

    In this lesson, students will test different flavors of Gatorade and other liquids to investigate acids and bases. This will take several days unless students already know about acids and bases.

  • Conservation of Mass, Exothermic & Endothermic, Chemical Change, Heat, Temperature, Observations, Chemical Change | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Kitchen Reaction Mark as Favorite (17 Favorites)

    In this lab students will observe an endothermic chemical reaction involving baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and vinegar (acetic acid). Students will investigate the signs a chemical reaction has occurred (gas production, change in temperature). Students will perform the lab in an open system so they can see the change of mass due to gas production. This lab is a lead into the topic of conservation of mass. After the lab is completed, the teacher should do a demonstration of the exothermic reaction Hydrogen peroxide and potassium iodide.

  • Polarity, Polymers, Molecular Structure, Monomer, Intermolecular Forces, Scientific Method, Chemical Change, Intermolecular Forces | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Watch the Baby! Superabsorbent Polymer Mark as Favorite (5 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will learn about how polymers, specifically superabsorbent polymers, work. Through lab activities, students will investigate polymer properties.

  • Molecular Formula, Chemical Change | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Valentine's Day Chemistry Mark as Favorite (10 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students learn about the chemistry of love. They see chemical structures of compounds involved in the biological process of love and learn about some of the chemical changes associated with love.

  • Chemical Change, Classification of Reactions, Balancing Equations, Observations, Chemical Change | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: It's Time to React Mark as Favorite (63 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will conduct four chemical reactions and analyze each for indicators of a chemical reaction. Based on their observations students will write a balanced chemical equation for each reaction as well as identify the reaction type for each reaction.

  • Physical Change, Chemical Change, Identifying an Unknown, Acid Base Reactions | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Is It a Hoax? Mark as Favorite (14 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will perform tests on the physical and chemical properties of different substances to determine the identity of the unknown.

  • Net Ionic Equation, Chemical Change, Solubility Rules, Solubility, Precipitate, Balancing Equations, Chemical Change | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Ions in Aqueous Solution Presentation Mark as Favorite (29 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will mix ionic solutions to determine what combinations form precipitates.

  • Reaction Rate, Chemical Change, Observations, Chemical Change, Reaction Rate, Catalysts | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: To What DEGREE Does it Matter Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

    In this lab the students will explore how factors such as temperature may influence chemical reactions. Students will use citric acid and sodium bicarbonate (Alka-Seltzer) and a catalyst (water) to induce a reaction at varying degrees. Observations will be made of the rate at which the reactions take place under these varying conditions. The students will make predictions of how the temperature of the water will affect the chemical reaction. They will use a stop watch to time the reaction between the Alka-Seltzer and the varying temperatures of water and graph their observations for analysis, they will compare data to deduce whether temperature has any influence during a chemical reaction.

  • Density, Density, Chemical Change, Observations, Chemical Change, Combustion | Elementary School, Middle School

    Demonstration: Investigating Gas Density Mark as Favorite (7 Favorites)

    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.

  • History, Chemical Change, Interdisciplinary | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Tie Dye Mark as Favorite (22 Favorites)

    In this activity, students make tie-dye shirts and complete a worksheet about a reading from ChemMatters about how dyes work. It gives students the opportunity to apply chemistry to everyday life.

  • Limiting Reactant, Chemical Change, Conservation of Mass, Stoichiometry, Observations, Inferences, Chemical Change, Exothermic & Endothermic | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Introducing Limiting Reactants Mark as Favorite (13 Favorites)

    In this demonstration, the teacher will perform a series of reactions between acetic acid--vinegar-- and varying amounts of sodium bicarbonate --baking soda--in order to inflate several Ziploc bags. Students will observe the reactions and analyze the quantities of reactants used as well as the results in order to understand the concept of limiting reactants. Students will also determine if the reaction is an endothermic or exothermic process based on their observations.

  • Density, Observations, Chemical Change, Physical Change, Balancing Equations, Chemical Change, Mixtures | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: The Lovely Lava Lamp Mark as Favorite (37 Favorites)

    In this lab, students add food coloring to a mixture of oil and water and record their observations. They then add an Alka-Seltzer tablet, record their observations and answer a series of questions about the chemical and physical changes that took place.

  • Gas Laws, Ideal Gas, Volume, Temperature, Pressure, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Density, Graphing, Density, Chemical Change, Stoichiometry, Balancing Equations, Chemical Change, Dimensional Analysis | High School

    Lesson Plan: The Gas Laws Unit Plan Mark as Favorite (84 Favorites)

    The AACT high school classroom resource library and multimedia collection has everything you need to put together a unit plan for your classroom: lessons, activities, labs, projects, videos, simulations, and animations. We constructed a unit plan using AACT resources that is designed to teach the Gas Laws to your students.

  • Photosynthesis, Conservation of Mass, Balancing Equations, Chemical Change, Reversible Reactions, Molecular Formula, Interdisciplinary, Chemical Change, Conservation of Mass | Middle School

    Lesson Plan: The Building Blocks of Photosynthesis Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will use colored blocks to represent the elements in photosynthesis and illustrate how they are broken down and reassembled to create glucose.

  • Chemical Change, Physical Change, Separating Mixtures, Observations, Mixtures, Chemical Properties, Physical Properties, Experimental Design, Scientific Method | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Test Tube Separation Mark as Favorite (22 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will mix four substances in a test tube and recreate the original four layers through chemical and physical means.

  • Redox Reaction, Electron Transfer, Chemical Change, Observations, Experimental Design, Scientific Method | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Test Tube Geology Mark as Favorite (7 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will observe a reaction between an iron nail and copper(II) sulfate in a test tube over the course of several days, modeling how a similar reaction occurs to form copper deposits in the earth. Students will also modify the procedures to evaluate how changing a factor of their choice affects the results of the test tube reaction, introducing them to concepts of experimental design. It also introduces students to my version of the Science Writing Heuristic (SWH).

  • Combustion, Chemical Change, Catalysts, Acid Base Reactions, Chemical Change, Balancing Equations, Classification of Reactions, Observations, Chemical Change | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Stop & Go Gases Mark as Favorite (7 Favorites)

    In this demonstration, students will witness the ability of carbon dioxide to extinguish a flame and oxygen to feed a flame. They will also be introduced to the concept of catalysts. This demonstration could also be used as an opportunity to practice writing and balancing equations and classifying chemical reactions.

  • Solute & Solvent, Chemical Change, Solubility, Chemical Bond | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: A Sticky Situation Mark as Favorite (4 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will try to separate plastic spoons that have been attached together with different adhesive materials using a variety of solvents.

  • Temperature, History, Interdisciplinary, Chemical Change, Temperature, Heat | Middle School, High School

    Lab: Greenhouse Gas Simulation Mark as Favorite (32 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will create two simulations of the Earth’s atmosphere. They will compare a control model with a one that has an increased presence of carbon dioxide gas in order to analyze how this effects temperature. They will also complete research in order to learn more about the makeup of the Earth’s atmosphere.

  • Density, Observations, Chemical Change, Combustion | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Fish Tank Carbon Dioxide Mark as Favorite (5 Favorites)

    In this demonstration, students watch as a reaction between baking soda and vinegar produces carbon dioxide, which then causes lit candles to extinguish.

  • Chemical Change, Density, Chemical Change, Density | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Demonstration: Fire Extinguisher Mark as Favorite (17 Favorites)

    In this demonstration, students will observe a chemical reaction, and see how the product can be used to extinguish a fire.

  • Chemical Change, Classification of Reactions, Balancing Equations, Observations, Chemical Change | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Recycling Copper: Understanding Chemical Reactions Mark as Favorite (35 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will demonstrate their understanding of writing, balancing, translating, and identifying types of chemical reactions. While doing so, they will learn about the process of recycling copper.

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