Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics


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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Comparing Density of Liquids & Solids Mark as Favorite (4 Favorites)

    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. Demonstration: Apple's Oxidation Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

    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 | High School, Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: What Makes Water So Special? Mark as Favorite (49 Favorites)

    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.

  • Matter, Physical Properties, Observations, Phase Changes | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Matter Can Taste Good! Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will be introduced to the general differences and organization of particles in each state of matter: solid, liquid and gas. They will have the opportunity to compare the samples and then will identify each state of matter during an edible activity.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Chemical and Physical Changes Mark as Favorite (70 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will observe and analyze a number of examples in order to determine if a chemical or physical change occurred.

  • Chemical Change, Physical Change, Observations | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Gummy Bear Investigation Mark as Favorite (3 Favorites)

    In this lab students will write a plan then conduct an experiment using the scientific method to observe the physical and chemical changes that a gummy bear will experience when placed in a solution of their choice.

  • Chemical Change, Exothermic & Endothermic, Chemical Change, Physical Change, Separating Mixtures | Elementary School

    Lab: Super Suds Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will investigate an endothermic chemical reaction by combining baking soda, hand soap and citric acid. The students will be tasked with differentiating between chemical and physical changes during this experiment.

  • 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.

  • Atomic Theory, Electrons, Model of the Atom, Subatomic Particles, History | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Niels Bohr Video Mark as Favorite (61 Favorites)

    This video tells the story of Niels Bohr, a great scientist who redefined how we think about atoms and the electron. Bohr’s model of the atom helped to advance understanding of subatomic particles, and holds an important place in the history and development of the atomic theory.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Discovery Tubes Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

    This is a fun, visual activity for young students. It allows for understanding of fundamental chemistry topics, including mixtures, miscibility, density and viscosity while analyzing a handheld colorful toy.

  • Periodic Table, History | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Aluminum Video Mark as Favorite (3 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about aluminum.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: What's the Fizz? Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will make a lemon fizzy drink. Students will discuss what happens when things are mixed together.

  • Temperature, History, Accuracy, Physical Properties | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: The Temperature Guys Video Mark as Favorite (72 Favorites)

    This video tells the story of how temperature as we currently know it evolved. The first thermometers invented in the early 1600s are very different than ones we use today!

  • Periodic Table, History, Physical Properties | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Silicon Video Mark as Favorite (8 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about silicon.

  • Gas Laws, Pressure, Volume, History | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Robert Boyle Video Mark as Favorite (35 Favorites)

    This video tells the story of Robert Boyle, a great chemist and discoverer of Boyle's Law, which describes the relationship between pressure and volume of a gas.

  • Atomic Radius, Ionic Radius, Electrons, Model of the Atom, Subatomic Particles, Periodic Table | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Animation: Atomic & Ionic Radii Animation Mark as Favorite (61 Favorites)

    This animation explores patterns in atomic and ionic radii. Students will look at the different sizes of atoms in the third period and the atoms in the sixth group to see trends across periods and down groups. They will also look at an atom and its corresponding cation as well as an atom and its corresponding anion. **This video has no audio**

  • Molecular Structure, Molecular Geometry, History, Periodic Table, Molecular Structure | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Phosphorous Video Mark as Favorite (9 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells the story of how phosphorus was at the center of the race to discover the structure of DNA.

  • Periodic Table, History | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Mercury Video Mark as Favorite (12 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about Mercury.

  • Radioactive Isotopes, Radiation, Half Lives, History | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Marie Curie Video Mark as Favorite (26 Favorites)

    This video tells the story about Marie Curie, including her Nobel Prizes, radiation experiments, and discovery of new elements. Irene Curie is also mentioned.

  • Periodic Table, History | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Video: Manganese Video Mark as Favorite (5 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about manganese.

  • Periodic Table, History, Physical Properties | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Gallium Video Mark as Favorite (8 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about gallium.

  • Atomic Mass, Atomic Theory, Model of the Atom, Subatomic Particles, Periodic Table, History | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Dimitri Mendeleev Video Mark as Favorite (63 Favorites)

    This video tells the story of how Dimitri Mendeleev organized the periodic table, even leaving gaps to be filled in with elements that weren't yet discovered.

  • Density, Matter, Physical Properties, Measurements | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Animation: Density Animation Mark as Favorite (42 Favorites)

    This animation explores density on the particulate level. There are opportunities to make qualitative and quantitative comparisons between substances. **This video has no audio**

  • Periodic Table, History, Identifying an Unknown | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Cadmium Video Mark as Favorite (6 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about cadmium.

  • Periodic Table, History | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Hydrogen Video Mark as Favorite (9 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about hydrogen.

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