Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics


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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Mendeleev Video Questions Mark as Favorite (32 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will watch a video and answer questions about Dimitri Mendeleev. They will learn about his contribution to chemistry, including his organization of the periodic table and awareness to leave gaps for elements that weren’t yet discovered.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Robert Boyle Video Questions Mark as Favorite (16 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will watch a video and answer questions about Robert Boyle. They will learn about his impact in chemistry, including Boyle’s Law which describes the relationship between pressure and volume of a gas.

  • Periodic Table, History, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, Subatomic Particles, Atomic Mass | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: History of the Periodic Table Video Questions Mark as Favorite (39 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will answer questions while watching a video about how the periodic table was developed and learn about those who contributed to it.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Temperature Guys Video Questions Mark as Favorite (34 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will watch a video and answer questions about how both the thermometer and the concept of temperature evolved over time

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Neils Bohr Video Questions Mark as Favorite (28 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will answer questions while watching a video about Niels Bohr and learn how he redefined thinking about the atom and the electron. His model of the atom advanced our understanding of subatomic particles and holds an important place in the history and development of atomic theory.

  • History, Physical Properties, Matter, Observations | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Ancient Chemistry Video Questions Mark as Favorite (25 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will watch a video about the history of chemistry. They will answer questions while learning about the history of chemistry, starting with the discovery of fire, progressing through the various metal ages, and be introduced to the great philosophers.

  • Lab Safety | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Hazard Symbols Mark as Favorite (25 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will familiarize themselves with common hazard symbols and their meaning.

  • Molecular Motion, Physical Properties | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Categorizing States of Matter Mark as Favorite (96 Favorites)

    In this activity students will analyze both written statements and images that describe the properties of a solid, liquid or gas. Students will determine which state of matter the description best describes and categorize it accordingly.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Penny Boats Mark as Favorite (20 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will explore Archimedes’ Principle and how it relates to density. Each student will be given a piece of aluminum foil and asked to design and build a boat that will hold as many pennies as possible without sinking when placed in water.

  • Radioactive Isotopes, Radiation, Half Lives, Atomic Structure, Subatomic Particles, Model of the Atom, History | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Marie Curie Video Questions Mark as Favorite (23 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will watch a short video and learn about Marie Curie, her Nobel Prizes, radiation experiments, and discovery of new elements.

  • Lab Safety, Introduction, Review | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Laboratory Equipment Memory Game Mark as Favorite (40 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will play a modified version of the classic Memory Game in order to help them identify common laboratory equipment by name. This activity provides an opportunity for students to increase their familiarity with the laboratory equipment that they will be expected to properly use.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Ernest Rutherford Video Questions Mark as Favorite (21 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will watch a video about Ernest Rutherford. They will learn about his great contributions to chemistry, including his study of alpha particles and his use of the gold foil experiment. They will also find out that he won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for his studies on radioactive substances.

  • Distillation, Physical Change, Separating Mixtures, Phase Changes | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Distillation in Survival Mode Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will investigate methods for purifying water as they consider a survival based situation that requires clean drinking water. Students will investigate processes such as boiling and distillation, as well as review the phase changes within the water cycle.

  • Phase Changes, Elements, Mixtures | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Visualizing States of Matter Mark as Favorite (131 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will view, sort and classify pure substances and mixtures into the 3 common states of matter found in the laboratory. Students will also discuss their classification system with their teacher and peers.

  • Density, Mixtures, Solubility | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Investigating Density within Lava Lamps Mark as Favorite (8 Favorites)

    In this lab students will make a simple yet spectacular lava lamp while focusing on the density of the components.

  • Physical Properties, Physical Change, Observations, Polymers | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Paper or Plastic? Mark as Favorite (6 Favorites)

    In this lab students will research and compare the physical properties of various types of plastic bags. The recorded data will be analyzed by students, and they will use the results to design a plastic bag to meet a given set of criteria.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Color Matching Paint Video Mark as Favorite (13 Favorites)

    This video explains how technology, specifically focusing on spectrophotometry, can be used for paint matching. Students will learn how the spectrophotometer interacts with the spectrum of visible light in order to match or reproduce specific paint colors.

  • Physical Properties, Observations, Mixtures, Solute & Solvent, Mixtures | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: How Fast Does it Flow? Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

    In this lesson students explore the viscosity of different mixtures. They measure viscosity of different mixtures and then have the opportunity to design a mixture to attain a particular viscosity. Students will relate their lab experience to the application of viscosity in the real-world as they consider the differences in viscosity between different types of paints.

  • Ionic Bonding, Polyatomic Ions, Naming Compounds, Molecular Formula | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: What's in a Name? What's in a Glaze? Mark as Favorite (48 Favorites)

    In this lesson students will learn about some of the chemical compounds involved in the art of pottery by practicing naming and writing formulas for ionic compounds commonly found in components of glazes for ceramics.

  • Separating Mixtures, Physical Properties, Mixtures, Solute & Solvent | Elementary School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: What Does Ironman Eat for Breakfast? Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)

    In this lab students will compare and contrast mixtures and solutions. They will be tasked with extracting iron from various breakfast cereals. They will then conclude which cereal would be the healthiest for Iron Man to eat for breakfast.

  • Polymers, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, Physical Change, Chemical Change, Observations, Scientific Method, Mixtures | Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Exploring the Chemistry of Oil and Acrylic Paints Mark as Favorite (12 Favorites)

    In this lesson students learn about the chemistry of oil and acrylic paints. They make their own paint, and complete an experiment to collect qualitative and quantitative data through a series of tests. Students will also apply the concepts of physical and chemical change to the results of this controlled experiment.

  • Radioactive Isotopes, Atomic Theory, History, Pros Cons of Nuclear Power, Radiation, Subatomic Particles | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Lise Meitner Video Questions Mark as Favorite (15 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will complete a short series of questions as they watch the Founders of Chemistry video about Lise Meitner. The video tells the story of Lise Meitner, a pioneering female scientist in the field of nuclear chemistry, who was denied a Nobel Prize but has an Element named in her honor.

  • Pros Cons of Nuclear Power, Radiation, Radioactive Isotopes, Atomic Theory, Atoms, History | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Lise Meitner Video Mark as Favorite (27 Favorites)

    This video tells the story of Lise Meitner, a pioneering female scientist in the field of nuclear chemistry, who was denied a Nobel Prize but has an Element named in her honor.

  • Periodic Table, Elements, History, Subatomic Particles, Atomic Mass, Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding | Middle School, High School

    Project: Exploring Elements Mark as Favorite (40 Favorites)

    In this project, students will select an element and then use Ptable.com to explore aspects of the element including its periodicity, electron configuration, history, and uses in industry.

  • Classification of Reactions, Chemical Change, Catalysts, Observations | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Demonstration: Catalyst in Motion Mark as Favorite (17 Favorites)

    This demonstration allows students to visualize how a catalyst can impact a chemical reaction. Students will also identify the products of a decomposition reaction, as well as determine if the reaction was endothermic or exothermic based on their observations.

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