Classroom Resources: Chemistry Basics
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Scientific Method, Graphing, Experimental Design  Middle School, Elementary School
Activity: Graphing GlowintheDark Paint
In this activity, students will have the opportunity to review the scientific method, and analyze data from a scenario about glowinthedark paint. Additionally, students with create a graph to help them to interpret data.

Interdisciplinary, Heat, Temperature, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Graphing, Radiation, Experimental Design  High School, Middle School
Lesson Plan: The Ozone Layer
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.

Density, Physical Properties, Chemical Change, Physical Change, Chemical Properties, Graphing, Alloys  High School, Middle School
Lesson Plan: The Captivating Chemistry of Coins
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.

Melting Point, Freezing Point, Phase Changes, Molecular Motion, Heat, Temperature, Heating Curve, Graphing  Middle School, High School
Lesson Plan: Modeling the Melting of Ice
In this lesson, students will create a particulate model of matter that explains energy changes and transfer during a phase change.

Melting Point, Freezing Point, Phase Changes, Physical Change, Heat, Temperature, Exothermic & Endothermic, Intermolecular Forces, Heating Curve, Graphing  High School
Lab: Heating & Cooling Curve
In this lab, students will create a phase change graph by adding and removing heat to observe and record data during actual phase changes.

Chemical Change, Chemical Change, Concentration, Acid Base Reactions, Molarity, Balancing Equations, Stoichiometry, Limiting Reactant, Chemical Change, Measurements, Titrations, Indicators, Graphing, Equivalence Point, Error Analysis, Error Analysis  High School
Lab: AcidBase Mole Ratio
In this lab, students study several concepts, including acidbase reactions, limiting reactants, and stoichiometry, by observing the contained reaction of acetic acid (diluted vinegar) with sodium hydrogen carbonate (baking soda) in an unconventional, cost effective titration.

Acid Base Reactions, Balancing Equations, Titrations, Indicators, Strong vs Weak, Graphing, pH, Equivalence Point  High School
Lab: Titration Curves
In this lab, students graphically observe a plot of micro acid/base titrations and determine the equivalence point of each plotted curve.

Combustion, Calorimetry, Heat, Specific Heat, Temperature, Heat of Combustion, Scientific Method, Enthalpy, Bond Energy, Accuracy, Graphing, Experimental Design, Error Analysis  High School
Activity: Evaluating Fuels
In this activity, students measure the heats of combustion of four fuels and compare them as potential replacements for gasoline.

Calorimetry, Heat, Specific Heat, Temperature, Exothermic & Endothermic, Scientific Method, Graphing, Experimental Design  High School
Lab: Cool Science: Building and Testing a Model Radiator
In this lab students construct a model of a car radiator to investigate parameters that lead to efficient cooling. Students investigate multiple variables as they experiment with various radiator designs. This lesson focuses on thermochemistry calculations and engineering practices.

Physical Properties, Gas Laws, Pressure, Ideal Gas, Volume, Graphing, Error Analysis  High School
Lab: Boyle's Law
In this lab, students stack books on top of a closed syringe and use the volume change to determine the mass of the books.

Observations, Density, Temperature, Gas Laws, Density, Pressure, Measurements, Matter, Volume, Graphing  Middle School, High School
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.

Density, Temperature, Chemical Change, Gas Laws, Density, Pressure, Balancing Equations, Stoichiometry, Chemical Change, Dimensional Analysis, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Ideal Gas, Volume, Graphing  High School
Lesson Plan: The Gas Laws Unit Plan
The AACT high school classroom resource library and multimedia collection has everything you need to put together a unit plan for your classroom: lessons, activities, labs, projects, videos, simulations, and animations. We constructed a unit plan using AACT resources that is designed to teach the Gas Laws to your students.

Temperature, Gas Laws, Pressure, Volume, Graphing  High School
Lab: Exploring Gases
In this lab, students will investigate the relationship between the variables of temperature, volume and pressure. Students will engage in three lab station activities that each demonstrate a particular gas law. Students will interpret the results, graph data points and relate given data sets to each of the three gas laws.

Temperature, Gas Laws, Pressure, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Volume, Graphing  Middle School, High School
Activity: Simulation Activity: Gas Laws
In this simulation, students will investigate three of the fundamental gas laws, including Boyle’s Law, Charles’ Law and GayLussac’s Law. Students will have the opportunity to visually examine the effect of changing the associated variables of pressure, volume, or temperature in each situation. Also, students will analyze the gas samples at the particle level as well as manipulate quantitative data in each scenario. Finally students will interpret trends in the data by examining the graph associated with each of the gas laws. This lesson accompanies the simulation from the November 2015 issue of Chemistry Solutions.

Temperature, Gas Laws, Kinetic Molecular Theory, Ideal Gas, Volume, Accuracy, Graphing, Error Analysis  High School
Lab: Finding Absolute Zero
In this lab, students will experimentally determine the value for absolute zero in degrees Celsius.

Observations, Separating Mixtures, Solubility, Concentration, Precipitate, Identifying an Unknown, Molarity, Net Ionic Equation, Balancing Equations, Percent Yield, Stoichiometry, Limiting Reactant, Mole Concept, Dimensional Analysis, Graphing  High School
Lab: White Lab
In this lab, students use molarity concepts to review limiting reactant concepts mathematically, conceptually, and graphically. They can then carry out a follow up investigation to identify an unknown using concepts learned in the first investigation.

Electricity, Electrostatic Forces, Subatomic Particles, Electrons, Electrons, Graphing  High School
Lab: Electromagnetic Forces in the Atom
In this lab, students will better understand that opposite charges attract each other, and like charges repel.

Reaction Rate, Reversible Reactions, Le Châtelier's Principle, Establishing Equilibrium, Equilibrium Constants, Graphing  High School
Lab: Dynamic Equilibrium Simulation
In this lab, students will explore equilibrium using paper clips to mimic a chemical reaction.

Physical Properties, Concentration, Colligative Properties, Boiling Point, Accuracy, Graphing, Molality, Boiling Point Elevation, Error Analysis  High School
Lab: Changing Water's Boiling Point
Download this lab in which students will explore colligative properties in a quantitative approach.

Concentration, Reaction Rate, Temperature, Graphing  Middle School, High School
Lab: StarchIodine Clock Reaction
In this lab, students perform an iodine clock reaction to determine how concentration and temperature effect the reaction rate.

Reaction Rate, Order of Reaction , Graphing  High School
Lab: Kinetic Approach to Water Flow
This lab uses the principles of chemical kinetics without using a chemical reaction. It’s an effective means to introduce the important relationship between concentration and time at an introductory level. Students will have the opportunity to analyze data and make important connections through graphing their data.

Half Lives, Graphing  High School
Lab: Twizzler HalfLife
In this lab, students will better understand the concept of halflives.

Radiation, Alpha/Beta/Gamma Decay, Scientific Method, Graphing, Experimental Design  High School
Lab: Alpha Beta Gamma Radiation
In this lab, students will investigate properties of three types of ionizing radiation—alpha, beta and gamma radiation. Students will have the opportunity to design their own procedures to explore the relationship between distance and radiation intensity.

Physical Properties, Mixtures, Solubility, Melting Point, Intermolecular Forces, Freezing Point, Polarity, Molecular Structure, Solute & Solvent, Intermolecular Forces, Boiling Point, Intramolecular Forces, Graphing, Mixtures, Lewis Structures  High School
Lab: Physical Properties (High School)
In this lesson, students investigate how intermolecular forces effect physical properties by investigating substances’ melting points as well as solubility.

Physical Properties, Intermolecular Forces, Identifying an Unknown, Molecular Structure, Scientific Method, Graphing, Experimental Design, Error Analysis  High School
Lesson Plan: The Importance of Motor Oil Viscosity in Optimal Car Functioning
In this lesson students will determine how temperature affects viscosity and relate the data to the structure of motor oil and the optimal functioning of a car.