Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics
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Physical Change, Chemical Change, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties | Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Activity: A Physical vs. Chemical Challenge
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.
Physical Properties, Chemical Properties | Elementary School
Activity: Solving Problems like a Scientist
In this activity, students will analyze several scenarios in order to better understand and apply their knowledge of physical and chemical properties.
Observations, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties | Elementary School
Activity: Junior Technologist of Floor Care
In this activity students will take the role of the Junior Technologist of Floor Care, whereby students have the opportunity to study the properties of a chemical used for finishing floor tile. They will examine the tiles appearance to discover which chemical provides the best sheen and durability.
Periodic Table, History, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, Atomic Mass, Atomic Theory, Model of the Atom, Subatomic Particles | Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Activity: Mendeleev Video Questions
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.
Periodic Table, History, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, Subatomic Particles, Atomic Mass | Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Activity: History of the Periodic Table Video Questions
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.
Separating Mixtures, Observations, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, Mixtures | Elementary School, Middle School
Lesson Plan: Clean-Up Pond Pollution
In this lesson, students will compare polluted and filtered water to observe how filtering can remove some kinds of pollutants. Students will also be asked to consider how people affect ecosystems and use the scientific method to conduct an experiment on polluted water.
Physical Properties, Density, Chemical Properties, Matter, Interdisciplinary | Middle School, Elementary School
Activity: Astronaut on a Mission
In this activity students will take on the role as a NASA employee on a mission to discover what resources humans need in order to survive on a planet outside of our solar system. Students will come up with a plan including a list of materials and resources needed to sustain life on another planet. They will need to compare each planet and determine which is most ready to support life.
Acid, Mixtures, Acid Rain, Interdisciplinary, Chemical Properties | Middle School, Elementary School
Lesson Plan: Environmental Problems
In this lesson, students are presented with an environmental problem to solve using important concepts of chemistry, which involves a lake with deteriorating water quality.
Physical Properties, Introduction, Matter, Chemical Properties | Elementary School
Activity: Properties of Matter
In this activity, students will focus on the properties of matter and distinguish matter by their physical properties
Indicators, Chemical Properties, Observations, Acid Base Reactions | Elementary School
Lab: Can a Cabbage Distinguish an Acid from a Base?
In this lab, students will first determine what colors the cabbage indicator turns in acidic, neutral, and basic solutions.
Melting Point, Elements, Matter, Density, Chemical Properties, Periodic Table, Inferences | Elementary School
Lesson Plan: Mystery Metals
In this lesson, students will make measurements, calculations, and inferences to help solve a mystery about the identity of an unknown metal.
Subtopics: ✖ Chemical Properties
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