Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics


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  • Review, Density | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Round Robin

    In this activity, students solve problems on a series of sheets shared in a group.The activity can be extended beyond the topics of temperature and density. This lesson accompanies an article in Chemistry Solutions.

  • Density, Density, Observations, Inferences | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Qualitative Look at Gas Density

    In this demo, students witness three types of gases and observe their relative densities to air.

  • Gas Laws, Matter, Density, Density, Temperature, Pressure, Volume, Graphing, Observations, Measurements | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Pressure Bottle

    In this lab, students determine the relationship between volume and pressure of a gas and its temperature and address the common misconception that air does not have mass or density.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Preparation of Hydrogen

    In this demo, students witness a single displacement reaction between zinc and sulfuric acid that produces hydrogen gas. The gas is collected via water displacement and ignited.

  • Freezing Point, Density, Freezing, Phase Changes, Melting Point, Molecular Motion, Physical Change, Physical Properties | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Pothole Science

    In this lesson, students investigate how the density and therefore the volume, of water changes when it freezes.

  • Phase Changes, Sublimation, Physical Change, Density, Observations, Temperature | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Dry Ice

    In this lesson, students will investigate how dry ice undergoes a phase change from solid to gas, skipping the liquid phase under normal temperature and pressure.

  • Sublimation, Density, Observations | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Dry Ice (High School)

    In this lab, students perform several small experiments using dry ice and record their observations.

  • Density, Error Analysis, Accuracy, Identifying an Unknown, Physical Properties | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Density Lab

    In this lab, students determine the density of several liquids and solids. They then identify an unknown metal by determining its density. They then calculate the percent error within the class for a specific sample.

  • Density, Observations, Interdisciplinary, Scientific Method | Middle School, Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Crush's Dilemma

    In this lab, students explore the concept of density. They will examine the density of a plastic sandwich bag compared to water. Students will create their own experiment and investigate factors that affect floating and sinking.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Color-Works in a Jar

    Students will be using three ingredients to create a liquid color-works mixture in a jar. This is a fun chemistry project to do with young elementary students around the 4th of July or New Year’s Eve to get the children excited about fireworks.

  • Density, Density, Chemical Change, Observations, Inferences | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Comparing Gas Density

    In this demonstration, students will observe a reaction between baking soda and vinegar in the presence of a variety of different heights of lit candles. 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 candles to extinguish in order of height. Students will analyze and compare the presence of the gases in the container and make determinations about the densities of each.

  • Separating Mixtures, Density, Physical Change, Chemical Change, Mixtures, Intermolecular Forces, Intermolecular Forces | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Clean it Up!

    In this lab, students will consider and utilize various separation techniques to purify and reclaim used motor oil.

  • Density, Observations, Inferences, Measurements, Identifying an Unknown, Error Analysis, Scientific Method | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Colors of the Rainbow

    In this lab, students will practice density calculations and put their calculations to test by creating their own density column.

  • Density, Dimensional Analysis, Review, Measurements, Accuracy, Accuracy, Experimental Design, Error Analysis | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Bowling Ball—Will it Sink or Float in Water?

    In this lab, students will find the density of a bowling ball to determine whether it will sink or float in water.

  • Mixtures, Chemical Change, Physical Change, Observations, Density, Acid Base Reactions, Chemical Change, Mixtures | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Analyzing a Lava Lamp

    In this lab, students create a mixture of oil, water and food coloring, and then add an Alka-Seltzer tablet, to create a homemade lava lamp. Student will record their observations during each step of the process and answer follow-up questions about the chemical and physical changes that took place.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Mystery Metals

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

  • Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Density | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Moles of Food

    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

    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.

  • Measurements, Introduction, Dimensional Analysis, Scientific Notation, Error Analysis, Significant Figures, Accuracy, Density, Error Analysis, Interdisciplinary, Accuracy | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Math and Measurement

    In this lab, students will practice introductory math skills that will be used in chemistry all year. This includes metric conversion, significant figures, scientific notation, dimensional analysis, density, percent error, accuracy and precision, as well as using lab equipment.

  • Density, Observations, Inferences, Mixtures, Mixtures | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Density Tubes

    In this demonstration, students will have the opportunity to observe and analyze the density of a solution. Students will interpret their observations as they compare the density of the solution with plastic components.

  • Molecular Motion, Density, Physical Properties, Density, Gas Laws, Ideal Gas, Temperature, Pressure, Volume | High School, Middle School

    Simulation: Density

    The simulation for the September 2015 issue allows students to investigate the effect of changing variables on both the volume and the density of a solid, a liquid, and a gas sample. Students will analyze the different states of matter at the particle level as well as quantitatively.

  • Density, Molecular Motion | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Simulation Activity: Density Simulation

    In this simulation, students will investigate the effect of changing variables on both the volume and the density of a solid, a liquid and a gas sample. Students will analyze the different states of matter at the particle level as well as quantitatively. This lesson accompanies the simulation from the September 2015 issue of Chemistry Solutions.

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