Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics


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  • Indicators, Acid Base Reactions, Chemical Change, Observations | High School, Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Secret Message

    In this lesson, students will observe a hidden message while understanding simple acid/base chemistry and indicators.

  • Atomic Spectra, Activity Series, Emission Spectrum, Ions, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Emission Spectrum, Observations, Inferences | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Flame Test: Going Further

    In this lab, students will investigate the colors produced when several mixtures of metallic ions are placed in a flame.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Fish Tank Carbon Dioxide

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

  • Polarity, Mixtures, Intermolecular Forces, Intermolecular Forces, Physical Properties, Observations, Mixtures | Middle School, Elementary School, High School

    Lab: Salad Dressing Science: Emulsions

    In this lab, students mix polar and nonpolar substances and then add various emulsifiers to encourage the mixing of the two substances. They use ingredients in salad dressing to relate science to real life scenarios.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Recycling Copper: Understanding Chemical Reactions

    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.

  • Conservation of Mass, Conservation of Matter, Chemical Change, Classification of Reactions, Percent Yield, Balancing Equations, Error Analysis, Accuracy, Chemical Change, Chemical Properties, Conservation of Mass, Conservation of Matter, Observations, Separating Mixtures, Lab Safety | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Reactions of Copper

    In this lab, students will convert copper metal into different copper compounds and then back to copper to illustrate conservation of matter.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Reaction Rate

    In this lab, students will explore factors that effect reaction rate and develop a general statement that describes how the factors (temperature, particle size, and concentration) effect the rate based on experimental data. This is an inquiry-based activity.

  • Chemical Change, Activity Series, Redox Reaction, Electrons, Electron Transfer, Reduction, Oxidation, Half Reactions, Galvanic Cells, Observations, Chemical Change | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Exploring Automotive Corrosion

    In this lesson students will investigate the galvanic corrosion that can occur when different metals come in contact with each other in modern cars.

  • 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.

  • Introduction, Observations, Interdisciplinary, Scientific Method | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Engineering Project

    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.

  • 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.

  • Exothermic & Endothermic, Heat, Specific Heat, Temperature, Enthalpy, Calorimetry, Observations, Inferences | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Energy in Hot and Cold Packs

    In this demonstration, students will observe temperature changes in chemical hot and cold packs and discuss processes of endothermic and exothermic changes. They will also see that common household products can be used to make a hot and cold pack.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Separating Mixtures, Observations, Physical Change, Mixtures, Physical Properties | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Distillation

    In this lab, students complete a simple distillation lab separating water from cinnamon and food coloring.

  • Chemical Change, Observations, Inferences, Chemical Change, Interdisciplinary | Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Strawberry DNA & CSI

    In this lesson, students will extract DNA from strawberries and analyze evidence to figure out who perpetrated a petty crime.

  • 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.

  • Periodic Table, Elements, Matter, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, Observations, Identifying an Unknown | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Periodic Table Trends

    In this lab, students will investigate trends of the periodic table by examining samples of six elements. Students will use observations about the elements’ appearance, conductivity, and malleability to determine whether they are metals, nonmetals, or metalloids. They will also see how these elements, as well as two more in a teacher demo, react with water and use this information to make claims about reactivity patterns in the periodic table.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Corrosion in Motion

    In this lab, students will expose metal samples to various solutions and observe the amount of corrosion of a period of time.

  • Exothermic & Endothermic, Physical Change, Heat, Temperature, Observations, Intermolecular Forces, Solute & Solvent, Saturated/Unsaturated/Supersaturated | High School, Middle School

    Lesson Plan: Particle Modeling of Hand Warmers

    In this lesson, students will create a particulate model of matter that explains energy changes and transfer during a physical process, such as the crystallization of a solid from a supersaturated solution.

  • Pharmaceuticals, Functional Groups, Identifying an Unknown, Chemical Properties, Observations | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Over the Counter Drugs

    In this lab, students will do some research about common over the counter drugs and then carry out some chemical tests to learn more about their composition. They will then identify an unknown drug sample.

  • Conservation of Mass, Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Observations | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Conservation of Mass

    In this lab, students perform three simple experiments, recording the mass of a substance before and after a reaction. They then explain how the law of conservation of mass was not violated, even if the mass changed.

  • Phase Changes, Physical Change, Observations, Temperature | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Condensation

    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.

  • 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.

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