Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics


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  • Concentration, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, pH | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Would You Drink it? Mark as Favorite (24 Favorites)

    In this activity, students are provided with data regarding the water quality at multiple locations throughout a city. Students will determine which location should be prioritized for cleaning of contaminates. Students will utilize Claim Evidence and Reasoning (CER) to develop a claim that is supported by the data provided.

  • Chemical Change, Scientific Method, Experimental Design, Observations, Inferences | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: What Causes Yeast to Ferment? Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

    In this lesson, students will observe and verify molasses sugar content as a result of its ability to ferment yeast. They will compare how molasses allows yeast to ferment with other sugar solutions as well as a sugar-free solution.

  • Graphing, Scientific Method, Experimental Design | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Graphing Glow-in-the-Dark Paint Mark as Favorite (18 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will have the opportunity to review the scientific method, and analyze data from a scenario about glow-in-the-dark paint. Additionally, students with create a graph to help them to interpret data.

  • Electromagnetic Spectrum, Identifying an Unknown | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Color Matching Paint Video Questions Mark as Favorite (4 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will watch a video and answer related questions about how technology, specifically focusing on spectrophotometry, can be used for paint matching. During the video, students will learn how the spectrophotometer interacts with the spectrum of visible light in order to match or reproduce specific paint colors.

  • Matter, Elements, Mixtures | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Animation: Classifying Matter Animation Mark as Favorite (88 Favorites)

    This animation explores definitions and examples of several broad classifications of matter, including pure substances (elements and compounds) and mixtures (homogeneous and heterogeneous). Students will see real-life examples as well as particle diagrams. This animation was featured in the November 2019 issue of Chemistry Solutions. **This video has no audio**

  • Matter, Elements, Mixtures | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Animation Activity: Classifying Matter Mark as Favorite (29 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will view an animation that explores definitions and examples of several broad classifications of matter, including pure substances (elements and compounds) and mixtures (homogeneous and heterogeneous). Students will see real-life examples as well as particle diagrams.

  • Matter, Mixtures, Elements | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Elements, Compounds, & Mixtures - Oh My! Mark as Favorite (75 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will define terms related to various kinds of pure substances and mixtures, as well as analyze and draw particle diagrams.

  • Periodic Table, Elements | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Identify Your Elements Mark as Favorite (4 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students observe the teacher using a set of Russian Nesting Dolls to create analogies between structure and shape of the periodic table. Students are taught to navigate the periodic table, identify specific elements by atomic number, analyze several element samples, and determine the identity of a mystery material.

  • Periodic Table, Density, Elements, Atomic Mass, Atomic Radius, Electronegativity | Middle School, High School

    Activity: Organizing the Periodic Table Mark as Favorite (74 Favorites)

    In this activity, students are challenged to organize elements into the shape of the periodic table based on trends in data. Students are given a set of cards, each card representing an element, and containing five data points for consideration. The data that students will analyze includes atomic mass, atomic radius, melting point, density and electronegativity.

  • Physical Change, Chemical Change, Observations, Molecular Structure | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Determining a Chemical or Physical Change Mark as Favorite (26 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will follow a laboratory procedure that instructs them how to heat a small sample of copper(II) sulfate pentahydrate. Students will make observations in order to determine if a chemical or physical change occurs.

  • Introduction, Interdisciplinary, History, Heat, Renewable Energy, Polymers, Molecular Structure | Middle School, High School

    Video: Frontiers of Chemistry Mark as Favorite (15 Favorites)

    This video explores new scientific developments that were made possible by the application of fundamental chemistry concepts. Students will learn about exciting advances in science and technology focused on three main topics: Solar Cells, 3D Printing and Micro Machines.

  • Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, Elements, Alloys, Chemical Bond | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Behind the Metal Mark as Favorite (3 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will learn about the properties of metals. The students will work in small groups to create a video to anthropomorphize their selected metal as though it were a heavy metal musician and share the video with their peers.

  • Density, Observations | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Understanding Density Mark as Favorite (5 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will explain phenomena using their knowledge of how changes in mass and volume can affect the density of an object.

  • Radiation, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Heat, Temperature, Experimental Design, Graphing, Interdisciplinary | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: The Ozone Layer Mark as Favorite (6 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will develop an explanation for the consequences of ozone depletion on Earth by planning and carrying out an investigation. Students will use analysis and interpretation of data to develop a model to explain the cause and effect of Ozone depletion on the planet Earth.

  • Physical Properties, Molecular Structure, Intermolecular Forces | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Structure Matters Mark as Favorite (22 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will explore the atomic level structure of various elements and compounds to determine how arrangement of atoms at the microscopic level affects macroscopic material properties.

  • Density, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, Physical Change, Chemical Change, Graphing, Alloys | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: The Captivating Chemistry of Coins Mark as Favorite (25 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will develop a better understanding of physical and chemical properties of matter by comparing the composition of different pennies. This is done by determining the density of different pennies which will be compared to the density of different metals.

  • Lab Safety, Chemical Properties, Physical Properties | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Lab Safety and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Mark as Favorite (21 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will identify various safe lab practices with a focus on the importance of labeling and knowing the background safety information for all reagents used in a lab. Students will design a series of tests to determine the identity of an unknown substance using properties found on safety data sheets.

  • Lab Safety | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Video: Video 1: Safety Mindset Mark as Favorite (44 Favorites)

    The chemistry lab is an amazing place! Through experiments and demonstrations your high school students have been discovering that chemistry is more than just a collection of facts and formulas-- it’s a way of observing and understanding the very real properties of matter all around them. However, the lab can also be a dangerous place. Contrary to what your students might have seen in films and TV, safety is a core value of chemistry—it is essential to everything they do in the lab. It begins with their mindset, the attitudes and beliefs they bring to class with them every day. Use this video to introduce your students to elements of safe importance of safety mindset in the chemistry lab.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: A Physical vs. Chemical Challenge Mark as Favorite (94 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will first complete a card sort to best categorize examples of change as physical or chemical change. Then they will compete in teams to identify whether given situations represent a physical change or a chemical change, or a physical or a chemical property.

  • Lab Safety | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Super Safety Scientists Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will brainstorm ideas for keeping people safe during lab activities and design personal protective equipment (PPE) suitable for a given situation.

  • Photosynthesis, Interdisciplinary | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Investigating Photosynthesis Mark as Favorite (0 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will build knowledge through reading an assigned passage, as well as analyze evidence produced from a teacher led demonstration to better understand the process of photosynthesis.

  • Review, Interdisciplinary, History | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Project: Create a Chemistry App Mark as Favorite (30 Favorites)

    In this project, students will use Google accounts to create chemistry-themed apps, with no programming required. They will create a Google Drive spreadsheet containing scientific information, and link it to a free account on Glideapps.com. They will personalize the app on the Glideapps website. The resulting app will be available to view on devices that have the correct link.

  • Lab Safety | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Lab Safety, You're Fired! Mark as Favorite (151 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will read an account of a laboratory tour which details numerous safety infractions. They will be charged with identifying the safety violations and determining which scientist working in the lab should be fired. This activity is designed to be used after both lab safety and Claim, Evidence, Reasoning framework has been introduced.

  • Periodic Table, Elements | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Lucky Seven Mark as Favorite (24 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will use the periodic table and the clues provided to identify element names. Students will then attempt to find the element names that are hidden n the puzzle.

  • Scientific Method, Observations | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Which Paint is the most Cost-Effective Mark as Favorite (1 Favorite)

    In this lab, students will practice implementing the scientific method in order compare the properties of different paint samples through a variety of testing. Students will research consumer reports, hypothesize, and conduct specific tests in order to determine which brand of paint is the most cost effective.

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