Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics


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  • Significant Figures, Measurements, Accuracy, Density, Accuracy, Error Analysis, Error Analysis | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Significant Figures and Lab Data Mark as Favorite (90 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will use laboratory equipment of different precision to collect data for several different metals, and then use the data to calculate the density of each. They will then compare their calculated densities to accepted values and determine the combination of equipment that leads to the most accurate calculation of density.

  • Atomic Spectra, Emission Spectrum, Emission Spectrum, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Interdisciplinary, Identifying an Unknown | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Spectral Detective Mark as Favorite (32 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will use a spectroscope to view the atomic spectra of various unknown elements. Using their collected data in combination with known atomic spectra, they will identify the chemical elements.

  • 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.

  • Model of the Atom, Subatomic Particles, Atomic Mass, Valence Electrons, Atoms, Periodic Table, Elements | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Mystery Elements Mark as Favorite (66 Favorites)

    The students will work in cooperative groups to construct Bohr models of "mystery" elements and record missing information about each element. Students will also create a new "mystery" element card for a classmate to analyze and determine its identity.

  • 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.

  • Model of the Atom, Periodic Table, Subatomic Particles, Electrons, Valence Electrons, Ions | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Sweet Model of the Atom Mark as Favorite (57 Favorites)

    In this lesson, students will use different candies to represent electrons, protons, and neutrons to gain a better understanding of atoms, ions, and isotopes.

  • 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

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    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.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Ernest Rutherford Video Mark as Favorite (64 Favorites)

    Rutherford's initial research was studying alpha particles, which he hypothesized were helium nuclei. With the help of Hans Geiger, Rutherford conducted the gold foil experiment, which justifies that the nucleus of an atom is a dense collection of protons and contains the majority of an atom’s mass. It also inferred that most of the atom is empty space and electrons are not located in the nucleus. He won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1908 for his studies on radioactive substances.

  • 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.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Astatine Video Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about astatine, the rarest element in the universe.

  • Periodic Table, History, Radioactive Isotopes, Alpha/Beta/Gamma Decay | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Helium Video Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about helium.

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Arsenic Video Mark as Favorite (33 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about arsenic, a deadly element that was once referred to as the "Inheritance Powder".

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

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Gold Video Mark as Favorite (10 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells stories about gold.

  • Conservation of Mass, History, Observations, Measurements, SI Units | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Antoine Lavoisier Video Mark as Favorite (16 Favorites)

    This video tells the story of Antoine Lavoisier who many consider to be the father or modern chemistry. Lavoisier discovered oxygen and hydrogen and first proposed the Law of Conservation of Mass.

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